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Therapy Dogs Providing Comfort at Washington Navy Yard

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.27.2013 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Plenty has been said and written about those wonderful, loyal and courageous animals, the Military Working Dogs. But these intelligent animals not ...

This Man Donated 170 Service Dogs To Vets!

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

LOS ANGELES -- When Charlie Annenberg adopted an abandoned golden retriever named Lucky, a new breed of philanthropy was born. Lucky was 4 in 2001 ...

Teaching Children to Read--With Help from Some Dogs

Kate Kelly | Posted 09.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Kate Kelly

If you ever want proof that our country is made up of inspirational people, turn away from Congress and look around your own community.

LOOK: 'Stiggy's Dogs' Trains Companions For Veterans Living With PTSD

Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News

By Angela Lutz, Dogster The black-and-white Pit Bull mix named Major seemed an unlikely candidate for a service dog. Coming from a hoarding situati...

WATCH: Newtown Says Thank You To Therapy Dogs

Posted 06.26.2013 | Good News

A day after the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, therapy dogs from all over the U.S. arrived to help begin the healing process. On...

Universities Call For Dogs Since Finals Are Super Stressful

AP | Posted 06.26.2013 | College

BOZEMAN, Mont. — At Montana State University, final exams stress is going to the dogs. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports ( ) Intermountain Th...

Ron Dicker

Newtown Therapy Dogs Head To Boston

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.18.2013 | Good News

Good dogs! Therapy dogs that comforted the suffering in Newtown were on their way to do the same in Boston Tuesday night. A handful of golden re...

Aaron Sankin

Afraid Of Flying? Try This Unusual Remedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.09.2013 | San Francisco

Despite being statistically safer than driving on a mile-for-mile basis, getting in an airplane still makes lots of people nervous. Studies have s...

AMAZING High School Turns To Puppies For Stress Relief

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 02.01.2013 | Teen

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. -- The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students f...

LOOK: This Will Make You Want To Go To Law School

Posted 01.29.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Law school isn't ordinarily this sweet and cuddly. On Wednesday, the Washington Humane Society will be bringing puppies and kittens t...

Dogs of Courage Book Offers Glimpse of Some Surprising Working Dogs

Lisa Rogak | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Lisa Rogak

While dogs are commonly adored as pets and lovable companions, they are also capable of becoming highly skilled at a variety of jobs that help humans in countless ways, some very surprising. Here are a few examples.

'Comfort Dogs' Welcome Students Back To Newtown School

Religion News Service | Solange De Santis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

By Solange De Santis Religion News Service NEWTOWN, Conn. (RNS) As the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School returned to class on Thursday (Jan...

The Marvelous Teens of Newtown High School

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I left the building remembering why I love teens and have chosen to work with them. They are intense. They are emotional. They are capable of great connection.

Scents and Sensibility

Natasha Ashton | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Though not every dog (or cat!) can sniff out life's dangers for us, every pet deserves the best protection. The choice between your family's best friend and your budget is one you should never have to make.

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...

Heroes Walk Among Us... On All Fours

Catherine Clinch | Posted 01.07.2013 | Entertainment
Catherine Clinch

While some may claim dogs don't understand dangerous situations, they are trained to know when there is danger and they are trained to run toward the danger to do their job. Surely, they are deserving of one night on the red carpet.

Dogs 'Catch' Yawns, Study Shows

Posted 07.01.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/30/2012 09:56 AM EDT on LiveScience Dogs catch yawns from their sound alone, new rese...

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.

District Attorney Hired Dog To Comfort Victims

Posted 05.31.2012 | Good News

A popular article in The New York Times earlier this year titled "Wonder Dog" told the story of a 13-year-old boy with autism whose life was changed a...

So... Why Would a Dog Be on Facebook?

SGT Tanangachi Mfuni | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
SGT Tanangachi Mfuni

Roll your eyes, but this three-year-old Facebooking Boston Terrier has 141 friends on the social networking site.

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 ...

Literacy Nonprofit Trains Therapy Dogs To Help Struggling Students Read

Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact

When Jordan Piper was first handed a book, he feared he would never learn to read. “I thought reading was the hardest thing in the world,” Jor...

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.

Mary and Me

Elizabeth Luisi | Posted 04.01.2012 | Good News
Elizabeth Luisi

I hadn't worked outside the home in over a decade, and I had an illness that made it difficult to work. Despite my trepidation, I knew it was time to brush up on my job skills. So I decided a good place to start was with my dog, Mary.

GMU Law School Puppies: Dog Therapy Eases Exam Stress

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- George Mason University's law students are snuggling away their stress with puppies. WTOP reports that the puppies have been coming to G...