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Therapy Dog

This Tiny Dog's Smart Tricks Will Knock Your Socks Off

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News

Talk about wise beyond her years. Even though this adorable Yorkie, Misa Minnie, is only 1 and a half years old, the intelligence level of her tric...

This Therapy Dog Helps Troops Deal With Post-Traumatic Stress

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.08.2014 | Good News

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and u...

Get Up Swinging: More Than a Pet

Lara Huffman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Two days after we adopted Boomer, or she adopted us, my hair fell out. I stared at my reflection (and a crazy-looking woman looked back) for a couple of moments, and then I said aloud, "F*ck it. Go downstairs and cuddle your puppy."

How One Therapy Dog Touched A Whole Lot Of Lives

Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Morieka Johnson: Each year, 6 million to 8 million pets enter shelters and half are euthanized. This is the story of o...

This Dog Was The Cutest Service Member In WWII

Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

This is Smoky, a female Yorkshire Terrier that served in World War II. Taken on Biak Island, Indonesia in Sept. 1944. About 5,000 enemy soldiers ...

LAX Adds Therapy Dogs To Lower Airport Stress

Kate Kelly | Posted 10.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Kate Kelly

People were getting off their flights and moving toward exits for ground transportation, and they were thrilled to be greeted by friendly volunteers with happy four-legged tail-waggers in tow.

Disabled Girl's Dog Stolen Returned Overnight

Posted 04.16.2012 | Good News

A five-year-old girl born with disabilities is all smiles today after being reunited with her beloved service dog Millie, who was stolen two weeks ago...

Festus the Three-Legged Therapy Dog

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.18.2012 | Good News
Domenick Scudera

My best friend is a three-legged dog named Festus. He may look a bit odd, but he is an inspiration. When Festus steps through the door of a hospital, he is greeted with incredible responses.

Miracle Dog

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Domenick Scudera

Brian and I started receiving messages from concerned friends soon after this. They told us we were the only ones who could save this dog. We already have a house full of misfit animals, what's one more?

Pets Helping to Heal Our Nation's Vets

Wendy Diamond | Posted 06.27.2011 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

After witnessing atrocities taking place in the Middle East, some of our soldiers are coming home with PTSD. Many of these men are finding that Dave Sharpe's P2V program is just what the doctor ordered.

The Most Important Reason To Get A Dog Instead Of A Facelift

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

The ability to volunteer with your loving animal to help another person who is sick, ailing or simply lonely is a special experience that I would like to share with you.

BAXTER: The World's OLDEST End Of Life Therapy Dog Dies (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Baxter, the beloved therapy dog with his own Facebook page and book, Moments With Baxter, died at age 19 on Friday, October 16 after years of voluntee...

Baxter, The World's Oldest Working Therapy Dog Comforted The Dying

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

As an end-of life therapy dog doing sensitive and compassionate end-of-life work, Baxter's job was to comfort those who lay dying while giving intimate aid to those on their transition from life to death.