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Companion Animals

The Dog Who Saved My Mom's Life

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 01.25.2016 | OWN

We picked up Macy when her previous family returned her to the shelter because they wanted a bigger dog, which we couldn't understand -- she's so funn...

How Dogs Transform The Lives Of People With HIV

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2010, Dr. Robert Garofalo, an adolescent medicine specialist who has dedicated his career to treating HIV-positive kids, found out he was HIV-posit...

Pets for Vets Helps Veterans & Dogs Rescue Each Other

Lisa Rogak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lisa Rogak

After the dog is rescued, a professional animal trainer works with the dog in order to become the perfect companion to a veteran who needs a friend and in some cases, a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

How The Law Is Failing Our Animals

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Anjali Sareen

We must ask ourselves why we make arbitrary distinctions between the animals that allow some to end up in our homes and others to end up on our plates. If you wouldn't accept this treatment for an animal in front of you, why accept it for an animal behind closed doors?

An Obit for My Sweet Little Man

Ken White | Posted 05.27.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

We're not supposed to have favorites but of course we do, and it was my favorite sweet little guy Tsimmes who died this past weekend. It's the one thing our cats and dogs don't do well: They do not live long enough.

The Healing Power Of Dogs

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

In 1982, a longtime friend gave me a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy as a birthday present. I told her, gently, that it was utterly inappropriate; my life was far too unsettled. She thrust the puppy in my arms, looked me in the eye, and said, "This will help to settle you."