Category Archives: Therapy Dogs

Rescue

THIS IS RILEY. HE’S MY SISTER’S DOG. He’s old, gentle, kind, a wonder. “He probably lived his whole life outside,” the rescuer who pulled him from an inland shelter says, “there are signs – his ears, his nails, his teeth.” … Continue reading

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Therapy Dogs Give Comfort at the Mudslide

March 28, 2014 at 2:30 PM Therapy dogs give comfort, raise spirits in aftermath of March 22 mudslide ~ by Hal Bernton and Steve Miletich After the horrible mudslide that hit Darrington, Washington on March 22, volunteers brought their therapy … Continue reading

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Remembering Lily the Therapy Dog

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Two Ways of Thinking About Good Dogs

Are good dogs born that way? Or… well, take a look. And about my good dog — I’ve been working hard to train my exuberant, happy puppy to tame her energy and greet people and dogs in a calm manner. … Continue reading

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Consider This: a Dog as a Personal Physician

Elizabeth Landau writes for CNN,   “His name is Valor. He’s half Labrador retriever, half Great Dane, and goes everywhere with Sgt. Charles Hernandez. But Valor is more than a pet — Hernandez considers the dog a personal physician…” Dogs: … Continue reading

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The Story of Wonder Dog – A Golden Retriever

A boy and his dog, but so much more… This New York Times Magazine story by Melissa Fay Greene, is a must-read for anyone involved with animal-assisted therapy or service dogs — Wonder Dog.

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A Great Therapy Dog Story for the New Year

Dogs are the ultimate practitioners of mindfulness — of the canine kind. They are grateful for each day, each moment, and that’s where they live, love, share and give back. Dobie is an example. Read his story, it will make … Continue reading

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