One unique program allows therapy dogs to train for their calling while helping another group of people in need. At Rising Ground’s Summer Youth Employment, at-risk teens learn all about training therapy dogs as part of their own program.
In a recent study conducted on tendencies for dog ownership, a team of scientists examined information from over 35,000 pairs of twins twins for any possibility of genetic component for dog preference. The results show that genes have a significant influence on whether a person will get a dog for a pet.
One research poll suggests that the reason for getting a pet may be influenced by your gender attributes. A national poll that surveyed over 600 single men and women found that they had different reasons for bringing home a loving pooch. Here are the results.
While there’s overwhelming evidence that military and service dogs provide invaluable assistance to their trainers and handlers, new research shows that they can even help comfort injured soldiers who are being flown out of combat. Find out how dogs are helping!
Researchers explored the benefits of therapy dogs on children with ADHD. Specifically, they wanted to test the symptoms of ADHD through interactions with therapy dogs. Here’s what their research found.
Once a month, visitors of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Education and Resource Center get to bond with therapy dogs for a free session. Patients with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related illnesses take part and see great benefits.
Do you ever look into your dog’s eyes and feel filled with love? New research from Japan suggests that those loving looks at your dog might be the “oxytocin gaze,” and the feelings of adoration go both ways.
Training programs for at-risk or rescue dogs are becoming creative and resourceful in finding ways to make canines more adoptable. In Florida, one program aims to rehabilitate both at-risk dogs and inmates who are looking to go back into society as reformed individuals.
Hope For Paws rescuers found a chip on a homeless dog with a badly hurt eye. The owner told them they didn’t want him back because they already got a new dog. Luckily, Pirate the pooch has a new, loving home.
Australia expanded its courtroom employee count by one. This new addition is Coop, a black Labrador who has one specialization: to emotionally aid victims and witnesses in the witness box.
An IKEA in Catania, Italy reportedly opened its doors to the homeless dogs of the area for the winter months. Employees provide food, water, and toys, as well as much love and affection. Many of the pups have found homes with the IKEA staff now, too.
Your dog can keep your heart healthy – literally. Learn how your dog helps your cardiovascular system stay in tip-top shape.
A group of friends were staying in a cabin in the woods for a bachelor party when a hungry mama dog showed up. They managed to find her puppies and rescue them all.
Do you like how your dog smells? Well, the internet says your not alone. Yhere might also be a scientific reason behind why you enjoy your dog’s scent so much.
Deputy Hammell was investigating a suspicious vehicle, but when he returned to his patrol car, he found he had a new passenger.
The subject of the new book, “Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart”, this tiny stray kept pace with ultra marathon runner Dion Leonard as he ran through China’s Gobi Desert last June.
When a shelter worker arrived, he found a ball of fur covered in snow. But when the dog stood up, he was surprised to discover four newborn puppies.
A senior couple who served in World War II left a huge donation in their will to local police departments to help them add K9 police dogs to the force.
A lost Siberian Husky service dog was adopted out by a local animal shelter. The family found out that he was a service dog and returned him to his owner, even though they didn’t have to.
A community rallied to help an officer be reunited with his dog after the pup was taken during an armed burglary. The dog was treated for a minor bullet wound.
A homeless man’s dog was taken to a shelter and labeled a stray. He couldn’t afford to get his pup back until one stranger’s act of kindness reunited them.