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Puppies Behind Bars

An Education in Service Dogs

Joanna Charnas | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

My colleagues were right -- often dogs that appear to be service or emotional-support animals obtained certification through accessible but illegal means, and they didn't deserve the rights and benefits allowed to legitimate service animals. In the future, I'll continue to love all the dogs I encounter at work, but I'll no longer assume the ones sporting vests deserve to wear them.

Giving Back to Veterans

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

When you see that the suicide rate has increased 150 percent among veterans since 2001, you know that something is desperately wrong with how the country is handling the needs of veterans.

Vets With PTSD Use Puppy Love For Support

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Veterans suffering from PTSD are using service dogs to alleviate some everyday stresses, giving them a new lease on life, reports CNN. Organizations ...

When Man's Best Friend is the Best Medicine

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

I often think about the hardship and trauma that America's soldiers experience in serving our country, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, or in some other ...

Paul Gernert, Iraq War Veteran, Gets Help With Service Dog

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Iraq war veterans with PTSD can face a number of mental and emotional obstacles when attempting to resume a normal life on the home front. One veter...

Why I Went to Prison for Oprah

Glenn Close | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Glenn Close

It was a chilly April day when I arrived at the Fishkill Correctional Facility. I was there to help tell an amazing story: The story of two men, brought together by a little, female, yellow Lab called Frankie.