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8:51AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

Therapy Dog is the incorrect terminology. Everyone on this list, please go to to get the correct definitions of different types of assistance animals. Therapy dogs are trained to work with strangers in institutional settings. For personal therapy, you need either a service animal that is trained to do a specific task or an emotional support animal.

Leslie please look in the legal information section of for sample Dr's letters. Contact us at for personal assistance.

7:23AM PDT on Apr 21, 2013

I am trying to find a Doctor right now who will prescribe a Therapy Dog for me. emotional Support Animal, I believe they are called. That way the Landlords cannot say no to yoou- it would be discrimination andd against ammended housing laws. If anyne can help me with this, please let me know (I am in Virginia- Westmorland County 22443) Thanks..

11:07AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

No surprise here, sharing!

7:58AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Pets, are our therapy. We can give them unconditional love as well.

4:59AM PDT on Sep 10, 2012

Thanks for the tips.

12:28AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

I COULDNT AGREE MORE!!!! brilliant vid!

12:54PM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

Animals provide pure LOVE. I would love to start up a pet therapy charity. As a mental health community nurse, I have observed that those who have animal companions recover far more quickly than those who do not.

10:09AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

6:55AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Pets are the best medicne, They are not made by Big Phrama. The give love 24/7 spell dog backwards you have GOD

11:06AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

Oh, yeah. I've dealt with clinical depression for much of my life. I am beyond grateful to my friend who "lends" me her little guy for my exercise walks and for playtime and cuddling. Though it would overwhelm me to own a pet (and would blow away my landlord) spending this time is incomparable! And he is a rescue dog whom, we agree, has rescued each of us right back.

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