If you think your dog has an amazingly caring, calm, and obedient personality, you may want to share your pup’s love with people who could benefit from a therapy animal visit. Be prepared because the process for becoming a therapy animal is not easy.
In Chicago’s Lane Tech College Prep, students got a break from all the final exam stress and anxiety thanks to some therapy dog snuggling time. Certified therapy dogs and volunteers made rounds in the school to provide relief to anxious students.
If you need help in your emotional recovery journey, consider your four-legged BFF as a helpmate. Remember, in these crazy times, your dog could be good medicine.
She was the first mixed breed to receive the American Kennel Club’s working therapy dog title!
Chris Hughes has a passion for dogs. So much so that he takes them in from the most dire situations to find them a new home any chance he gets.
Kandu and Lucy have a ‘can do’ attitude that most dogs in their situation would not.
Nayeli is trying to become a therapy dog. But she’s actually more wolf than dog!
Gary the French Bulldog spent the last few years always at his owner’s side. Now that Carrie Fisher has passed away, he is going to a new home while remembering the bond they shared.
I was one of those people, by the way, who said “never again. I cannot get this close to an animal like this.”
Police had been called to investigate a report of a suicidal woman. According to police she was shot when she came at them with the knife.
A 10-year-old Shih Tzu helps students feel comfortable and excited about learning to read. She’s been so helpful that she was made into an honorary staff member.
Zwitter, was horrified when she learned from the vet that her beloved family dog had been shot, stabbed and beaten in the 20 minutes she had gone missing.
Spartacus is a special dog who brings comfort and joy to so many.
Landon middle school in Topeka Kansas is using therapy dogs to aid kids with anxiety. The dogs are able to pick up on stress and seek out those in need.
Given six months to live, Caleb Acosta told the Make-A-Wish foundation he wanted to surf with a dog he saw on ESPN; his wish was granted, as he hit the waves with Ricochet.
A Marysville, Wash., man on a desperate search for his missing dog has been told by local authorities to remove the “Lost Dog” flyers he’s posted around town — or else.Nanna, a 3-year-old Rottweiler, isn’t just a mere pet to 34-year-old Shawn Slater. Slater has suffered from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, […]
When folks from the Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center (MDRJDC) went looking for the perfect therapy dog for their incarcerated teens, they looked no further than a good-natured black Labrador Retriever named Justice, whom they found at the Big Dog Ranch Rescue in Wellington, Fla.Justice first joined the MDRJDC team back in January after spending […]
Therapy dogs are the ambassadors for the four-legged kind. Whether they are cheering up patients at hospitals, assisting the disabled, visiting nursing homes, building kids’ confidence in school, or comforting victims after traumatic events, these specially trained dogs always go above and beyond to help others.Golden Retriever Scotti is one of these amazing assistance dogs. […]
Actor Charlie Sheen has long been known as the quintessential Hollywood bad boy, often making the headlines for some not-so-good reasons. But the Anger Management star showed his caring side last week when he helped a young Florida girl in desperate need of a therapy dog.Almost three years ago, 15-year-old Teagan Marti fell 100 feetfrom […]