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Therapy Pets

Miniature Therapy Horses Are Just What The Doctor Ordered

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.18.2015 | Good News

These miniature therapy horses are basically magical creatures. One of them is even named Magic. Magic, who often wears a custom tuxedo, made Ti...

What My Mother's Death Taught Me About a Dog's Death

Jessica Vogelsang | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Jessica Vogelsang

The more time I spend hearing families' personal stories, the more I see that each pet serves a unique purpose at a point in our lives, a task that defines their all-too-brief time on Earth. Oftentimes we don't even recognize that task until the moment has already passed.

Celebrity Canine Gives Back

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 09.08.2015 | Good News
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Meet Bocker the Labradoodle: star of screen and print; doer of good deeds; forcer of smiles, and head tilter extraordinaire. (Rumplepimple hopes to ...

Justice Department Challenges University Over Therapy Dog

USA Today | Posted 09.15.2014 | College

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Kent State University on Monday for violating the Fair Housing Act, according to The Plain Dealer ...

'Beautiful Little Soul': Therapy Bunnies Help Alzheimer's, Dementia Patients

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.20.2014 | Good News

It sounds almost too hopping cute to be true, but Teddy the therapy rabbit's first job was tending to his little sister Lulu. Lulu is the most rec...

Town Tells Veteran He Can't Have Therapy Ducks

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weird News

Darin Welker, a veteran of the Iraq War, says he relies on 14 pet ducks for comfort and physical therapy, but by keeping the birds, he's running afoul...

UPDATE: Family Fights To Keep Pet Chickens For Son With Autism

Posted 12.13.2013 | Parents

They may just be chickens, but they mean a whole lot to 3-year-old J.J. The DeBary, Florida preschooler has autism, and his pediatrician recommend...

More Airports Using Dogs To De-Stress Passengers

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel

LOS ANGELES -- There's a new breed of airport dog. They aren't looking for drugs or bombs – they are looking for people who need a buddy, a bell...

How Pets Help Mood, From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Can pets help you overcome depression? Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist, says yes! When Dr. Saltz joined me on Mondays With Marlo, she spoke about how pet...

10 Life Lessons From 2 Powerful Pooches

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Domenick Scudera

Two special guys are in my life: my dogs, Festus and Cyrus. Festus is a three-legged pit bull/Rottweiler. Cyrus is a tiny terrier born without front legs. These dogs are my greatest teachers. Here are some of the simple lessons that I have learned from them.

State Sues Condo Association Over Therapy Pet Ban

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

A condominium association in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood is being sued by the state after it told a 67-year-old tenant that he could not keep his ...