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Why You May Want a Therapy Dog When You’re Sick

A therapy dog is truly a special breed of animal. Unlike service dogs, which are used to help people with a specific disability, therapy dogs are specially trained and credentialed to provide love, su…

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Rescued & Retrained Pit Bull Saves Iraq Veteran’s Life (Video)

"Sergeant Michael Sorensen is still alive. A veteran of the Iraq war, he was blasted by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) four times during his deployments and suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress…

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3 Types of Therapy Dogs (Infographic)

Do you know the difference between a companion dog, a therapy dog, and a service dog? How much training must each type have, and what's really in their job description? Read this infographic by Sni…

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Where Medicine Fails, Man’s Best Friend Can Heal

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor Rick Phelps was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease over two years ago, at the age of 57. About eight months ago, an unexpected caregiver came i…

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5 Itsy-Bitsy Dogs Holding Down Big Jobs (Slideshow)

Today we highlight some pint-sized pooches who are small in size, yet are working bone-a-fide jobs worthy of any big dog. While these mini mutts may not be large enough to be a commando dog on the N…

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Service Pups Visit the Beach (Cute Photo)

It's a hard but noble life being a service dog in training... and when it's their weekend, they've earned that time off and will enjoy it to the utmost! East Coast Assistance Dogs, a non-profit based …

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Boy Makes Bucket List for His Dying Service Dog

Cole Hein is an 11-year-old who loves his dog Bingo very much. Bingo, a Jack Russell, is a service dog, trained to alert someone if Cole, who suffers from Apnea, needs medical attention. Bingo is now …

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Honoring Service Dogs

It's International Assistance Dog Week. According to the IADW website, the week was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-…

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Introducing Gina

By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-creator of Through a Dog’s Ear. As a new pet blogger here on Care2, a few weeks ago I  introduced Seńor Sanchez, my seven-year-old…

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Puppies Behind Bars

Set in the lush New York City suburb of Westchester County, the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility--New York State's largest women's prison and its only maximum-security prison for women'has hous…

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