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Veterans Day: 10 Service & Therapy Dogs Helping Veterans [VIDEOS]

November 11th is Veterans Day, a day to honor our brave veterans who made sacrifices for our country to fight and serve in the United States Armed Forces. The dogs in these videos help veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental illness, or physical disabilities after coming home.

by Sarah Greenwald
November 5th

How Therapy Dogs Can Help With ADHD Symptoms

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.

by Gel Galang
March 15th

Working Dogs For Labor Day

On Labor Day humans celebrate workers; not to be forgotten are the contributions made by our four-legged friends, be it guidance, therapy, or other working dogs.

by DogTime
August 16th, 2016

Fake Service Dogs: A Shame…And A Crime

Editorial: Falsely claiming your pet dog is a service dog is a crime; regardless of what one’s motives are; plus, it hurts people who legitimately rely on such animals.

by Nina Stively
September 1st, 2015

Blind Pug Xander becomes therapy dog

Surrendered by his owners after an accident robbed him of his sight, Xander helps those who are hurting and has a special affinity with abused spouses and children.

by DogTime
January 22nd, 2014

Therapy dog retires after 14 years

Almost 15-years-old now, fluffy white mixed-breed dog Teaka is now deaf and nearly blind. But every week, she slowly makes her way through the front doors of the Captain Albert Stevens Elementary School in Belfast, Maine, where she serves as a trained therapy dog.For the past 14 years, Teaka has been a friend to the […]

by DogTime Staff
June 11th, 2013

“Puppy Rooms” to help stressed-out college students

Dogs are popular visitors in hospitals and senior centers, but now another group is reaping the benefits of some snuggle time with a furry friend — college students.Universities in the U.S. and Canada have started bringing in therapy dogs to help their students cope with the intense stresses of college life. Studies have shown that […]

by DogTime Staff
December 4th, 2012

Stay Strong Nation trains therapy dogs for veterans

By Michele C. Hollow, Pet News and ViewsKeith Crosby knows that a dog can take away loneliness and pain. Having dogs around helped him when he came back from Vietnam with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). “I had PTSD for years, and just didn’t know what it was,” he explains.With his close friend, Gresford “Lewis” […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Former Vick dog Hector visits fellow abuse survivors

Note: Hector died on October 27, 2014. The original article follows: On Tuesday, a group of teens at the Kids in Transition residential facility in New Jersey received a special visit. The Lost Dogs author Jim Gorant, former Michael Vick dog Hector, and a rescued Pit Bull named Sarge stopped by. Like the dogs, the […]

by DogTime
March 3rd, 2011
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