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Therapy dog auditions see Gold Coast pooches put best paw forward

A round of auditions has been held on the Gold Coast searching for the next generation of hospital therapy dogs.<p>About 20 dogs were put through their …

When my dog died, I didn’t understand why it felt like a human had died. Then I read the research.

I picked the dog I wanted in the same way I picked a favorite Pokémon. I looked in the classified section next to the automotive ads and found a breed named "Peekapoo," which was close enough to "Pikachu."<p>No one ever tells you that begging for a dog as an 11-year-old could affect you deeply as an …

3 Things My German Shepherd Taught Me About Love

July 8, 2016<p>Like many kids, I always wanted a puppy when I was growing up. My mom told me “no”– which made me miserable at the time, and has stuck …

Therapy Dogs Travel To Dallas To Comfort The Grieving Community

These last few weeks have been tragic, to say the least. And now the entire city of Dallas has been grieving after last Thursday’s attack. Five …

Hospital Therapy Dogs Help Staff And Patients Heal After Dallas Shooting

As the saying goes, dogs are man's best friend and they are coming through in a big way for staff at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.<p>The …

Pet project: Therapy dog visits dental office

Kaila Redbow walked out of the dentist office smiling. “That was one of the best times at the dentist I’ve ever had,” the 15-year-old said.<p>Having her …

'My dog cured my depression'

<i>When Julie Barton’s depression hit its peak in the spring of 1996, it was a golden retriever puppy named Bunker who helped her see the positive side of life again. Here Barton, now 42 and author of the upcoming memoir “Dog Medicine” (Penguin Books, out Tuesday), tells The Post’s LINDSAY PUTNAM the</i> …

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Furry counselors give comfort in Orlando

<b>(CNN) —</b> At vigils and counseling centers, in hospitals and out on the streets of Orlando, you may see a special kind of grief counselor. They listen without giving advice, offer unconditional love and are happy to just be there for you -- with tails wagging.<p>They are comfort dogs, trained to be calm …

Coco The Pit Bull Is A Therapy Dog And A Superstar To Children

While Vickie Healey had every intention to adopt a Pit Bull, she was not necessarily looking for her future furry family member to become a therapy …

Philanthropist Working to Gift Veteran with Therapy Dog

Gregory needs the love of a certain kind of friend.<p>In the years following combat, the Iraq war veteran has been plagued with night terrors that leave …

This Formerly Abused Pup Is Now A Superhero Therapy Dog

Source: Aladdin Nation<p>May 11, 2016<p>Found weighing a mere 18 pounds, it was hard to imagine Aladdin’s potential back in 2013.<p>In an interview with Fox …

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Using Therapy Dogs to Improve Mental and Physical Health

Therapy dogs are pets that improve your health by giving emotional support. You can train your dog to be a therapy dog to provide support to yourself …

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Service dog gives Alberta woman living with anxiety new lease on life

For those who suffer from anxiety, life’s daily tasks can seem impossible. University student Alexis Bohmer says her first memory was of a panic …

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10 reasons why a dog can can improve your life

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

A Therapy Dog Visiting College During Finals Week Makes a Student Bawl

Kelsey Anderson was having a particularly brutal finals season, which is where Cooper the German Shepherd, a therapy dog, came in to comfort her. She …

A Therapy Pit Bull Is Helping A Girl Overcome Her Fear Of Dogs In The Most Adorable Way

Kun Li’s 12-year-old daughter was so scared of dogs, she’d run off the sidewalk and into the street if she saw one coming.<p>“This is very dangerous,” …

Nurse Breeds, Donates Service Dog to 12-Year-Old Patient in Need

Susan Daye-Richards wanted to make a difference in Diana Orama’s life.<p>That difference is named Harley and will be delivered on Sunday to the …

Therapy dog helps ease anxiety in dental waiting rooms in regional Queensland

Those reluctant to visit the dentist might consider changing their minds thanks to a comfort dog helping ease anxiety in waiting rooms.<p>It is the …

Roanoke Rapids therapy dog works to change perception of pit bulls

— A Roanoke Rapids pit bull has traveled to Hollywood and Chicago for her work as a therapy dog, but it’s her work at home that’s making the biggest …

Karl The Therapy Dog Helps Children Find The Courage To Testify In Court

Testifying in court is a frightening experience for any human. The terror multiplies when it is a young child who must bravely face their abuser and …

Big Fluffy Dog Saved from Euthanasia Becomes Therapy Dog for Autistic Boy

Sherlock, a direwolf lookalike, was rescued from a high-kill shelter just hours before he was to be put down. See what he's up to now...<p>Sherlock may</i> …

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JJ the Hospice Therapy Dog Lends a Helping Paw

Anyone who's ever loved a dog knows that they're more than furry goofballs – a dog can be one of the best sources of comfort there is. If you've ever …

Funeral home uses therapy dog to bring comfort to grieving families

Bringing a moment of joy in an otherwise devastating situation, a funeral home in New York has been praised for providing comfort to grieving …

Therapy Dogs Are Helping Olympic Swimmers Stay Calm

A pack of 30 therapy dogs are making a splash at the Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Vocativ reports that the friendly pups were brought …

This Blind Therapy Dog Named Smiley Will Seriously Warm Your Heart

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Then meet Smiley. This dog will definitely put a smile on your face.<p>The 13-year-old Golden Retriever was born with …