Therapy Dogs

Program uses dogs to help kids learn to read

You've heard of therapy dogs, comfort dogs, but how about reading assistance dogs? Sit, Stay, Read is a program that brings dogs to the classroom to …

Education

11 Tear-Jerking Stories of Rescue Dogs That Found the Homes They Deserve

Caregiver Canines of New Jersey</a>. As part of the program, he visited with senior citizens Fran and Doug in their homes weekly for one year after …

Dogs

Student therapy dog can stay in sorority house amid dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A university student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies.<p>A federal judge's ruling issued Friday blocks Ohio State University from ordering the dog out of the …

Determine

Therapy Dog Auggie Makes an Impact at SARP

There’s a new staff member at the University’s Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center (SARP), and he’s ready to help students deal with the …

Dogs

These Therapy Dogs Teaching Kids to Read Will Make Your Morning

Therapy dogs are all going to heaven.<p>What’s a dog’s favorite book? <i>Mud</i>, of course — or at least that’s what six-year-old Carol Dimitrijevich found in …

Dogs

Happy ending for homeless man whose therapy dog was stolen

<b>by:</b> Updated: Nov 13, 2017 - 1:58 PM<p>Loading...<p>The Atlantic Beach and Neptune Beach communities in Florida have a happy ending after asking for the …

4 ways to take the stress out of Thanksgiving travel

Whether your family will make its way over rivers and through woods or race across town to catch a plane, traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday can be hectic and stressful.<p>That will certainly be the case this year, as a record 28.5 million holiday travelers are expected to fly on U.S. airlines, …

Travel

Daily Poll: Should condo stratas make exceptions for emotional support dogs?

A B.C. woman who claims her condo strata is discriminating against her daughters’ therapy dogs has taken her case to a B.C. Human Rights …

Canadian News

B.C. woman fights strata to keep children’s therapy dogs

A B.C. woman claims her daughters faced discrimination when the company that manages their strata unit fined them for keeping two therapy …

Canadian News

Sick tot has life turned around thanks to hugs from therapy dog

Five-year-old Kearyn Adamson has neurofibromatosis as well as autism and glaucoma but is being helped by golden labrador Sauce.<p>A boy with a condition …

Dogs

Beloved therapy dog stolen from Fort Worth apartment

FORT WORTH - What she lacks in size, a two-pound therapy dog named Koko makes up for with love.<p>"Her disposition, her personality, it's just …

Dallas

Little Lessons From Norbert The Therapy Dog

<i>We throw Norbert a bone – the tiniest dog with the most love and happiness to spread. This three-pound hero proves that even the little guys can make</i> …

Advice

A 'tail' of second chances: Abused golden retriever amputee becomes a therapy dog

When Chi Chi the golden retriever was rescued from a trash bag in the South Korean countryside, there was little hope that she’d be able to walk …

Canadian News

Tunisia attack: Dog helps teenager after terror trauma

A teenager who witnessed a terror attack in Tunisia is being helped to cope with the trauma by an NHS therapy dog.<p>Rowan Venables, 15, from Norwich, was at a beach hotel in Sousse in 2015 when a gunman opened fire on tourists.<p>She has post-traumatic stress disorder but is now improving, thanks to …

Terrorism

Therapy Dogs Will Be At The NYC Marathon Start To Calm Runners

Therapy dogs at the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon. Beth Neuman with her dog April. A therapy dog at the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon. Therapy dogs at the 2016 TCS …

Running

Hero therapy dog saves 5-year-old from miles away

The dog was acting strangely, even though Sophie was miles away at school.<p>One day in December 2015, 5-year-old Sadie Brooks said goodbye to her …

Dogs

This Golden Retriever Had All Four Legs Amputated And Is Now A Therapy Dog

"She had this unbelievable will to live."

Dogs

After a rough start, this quadruple amputee therapy dog simply can’t stop smiling

Chi Chi had a rough start to life.<p>The three-year-old dog was born in South Korea, where she was destined for the dog meat market. But her legs had …

World News

Smiley the blind therapy dog's legacy could be preserved at Berczy Park

Locals launch online petition to dedicate golden retriever statue at downtown park to lovable pup<p>Smiley, the blind therapy dog, could be free to wag …

Dogs

I See You: Man Reunites With Therapy Dog Thanks To Good Samaritan

Andrew Wright had a horrible day take an even worse turn. Wright was inside a local gas station when a thief sped off in his vehicle.<p>In his vehicle …

Good Samaritans

Too much stress? Try yoga with an alpaca

Animals can be great stress relievers. The practice of using domesticated creatures to comfort people has gained mainstream acceptance in recent …

Yoga

Our Journey to Becoming a School Therapy Dog Team

We all have a journey. Today, I am going to be getting a bit personal, and sharing more about my life’s journey, and how our sweet Golden Retriever …

Dogs

Therapy Dog Becomes Popular After Getting His Own School Photo Taken

It’s easy to look cute for your school photo when you’re part labrador and part beagle. On October 12, Jaxon tweeted a photo of his dog looking …

Education

This School Therapy Dog Got a Photo In the Yearbook. He Is Perfect.

Bird is a therapy dog for a school for children with autism and special needs in Ohio.<p>This week in viral pup news.<p>An Ohio school’s therapy dog has …

Autism

Chi Chi, the Rescued Pup Who Lost Her Legs in a Meat Farm, Is Now a Certified Therapy Dog!

When Chi Chi was found in a South Korean meat market, she was in horrific condition. Rescuers believed that the Golden Retriever’s legs were bound so …

Smiley the blind therapy dog has died

As Smiley adjusted to his new life and his utterly delightful personality began to blossom, George started bringing him to a nursing home to visit her grandmother. She noticed that everyone perked up around her always-smiling dog.<p>“I thought he’d be such a great therapy dog,” she said to the Toronto …

Dogs

Paw in hand, Smiley the blind therapy dog says his final goodbye

The golden retriever died Saturday after a bout with cancer, his owner says<p>Smiley, the blind therapy dog whose tragedy-to-triumph story caught global …

Dogs

Goodbye, Smiley: Canada’s beloved blind therapy dog put to sleep

Farewell, Smiley.<p>The 15-year-old blind therapy dog from Stouffville, Ont., was put to sleep Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, after a battle with cancer. …

Dogs

Update: Smiley, the certified therapy dog born with no eyes, is put down after illness

<b>Editor's note: This story was originally published March 23, 2015. We're bringing it back in light of the death of Smiley, the certified therapy dog</b> …

Dogs

In Honor of Smiley, the Blind Therapy Dog - G.N. Rogers

Today’s post is in loving honor of Smiley, the blind therapy dog, who gave his heart and soul to hundreds of thousands of people, near and far. After …

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