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Veterans Court Therapy Dog

November 25, 2020

Howard County Superior Court II Judge Brant Parry stood in his courtroom last week and looked around like he had lost something. “You want to see her?” he asked, still looking around the mostly empty room. A few moments later, a brown fluff of fur came bounding through an open back door, prompting instant smiles […]

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Three-legged Therapy Dog

November 25, 2020

We here at NEWS CENTER Maine met Lucky at the start of 2019. Army veteran Christy Gardner was training him to be a therapy dog, and she brought him by the news station, while he was training with her older service dog, Moxie. Lucky was born a little different, with a right paw that didn’t […]

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Dog Therapy

November 25, 2020

Holiday House Pet Resort and Training Center donated $1,020 to the nonprofit therapy dog organization Angel On A Leash. The funds were raised during the pet facility’s annual Halloween fundraiser taking portraits of dogs in costumes. Proceeds were earmarked for AOAL’s day-to-day expenses to support the work by volunteers with their therapy dogs — called champion teams […]

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Therapy Dog Training

November 24, 2020

Brisbane woman, Ashleigh Annet never saw herself as a ‘dog person’ until she found herself completely smitten for a “little white Shih Tzu” at a family Christmas party in 2016. A few months later, Ms Annet and her husband got a Maltese Shih Tzu named Lola and the pint-sized pup quickly became a special part […]

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Alfie The Pug

November 24, 2020

Pets bring so much joy to our lives – coming home and seeing their little furry faces light up is one of the best things, speaking as a true animal lover; and I’m not alone in my beliefs as it’s estimated 44% of households have pets. Though we all think our pets are special, and […]

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Puppy Love Program

November 23, 2020

This month, Hopewell-Loudon introduced a new part of their counseling program: a Goldendoodle named Mia. Mia is a therapy dog owned by H-L’s K-8 school counselor, Jenny Sterling. She’s a year and a half old, and was born all the way in Florida. Sterling’s family adopted her last July. When Mia was adopted, the thought […]

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Giving Tuesday

November 23, 2020

We have a chance to make something fantastic happen on GivingTuesday in 2020. This has been a very unique year for everyone. We all have been challenged in unimaginable ways this year. We are asking you to help change VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in a very unique way. If we can hit our goal […]

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Pandemic Pet Therapy

November 23, 2020

Karen McCullough never wanted a dog. “It would have tied me down, and I had a great, very busy life,” she says. Her career as a keynote speaker at conferences has taken her across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. “My job is to get everybody engaged, excited and ready to network,” she says. McCullough loved […]

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Heidi Is Changing Lives

November 20, 2020

Teachers have been transformative, in the lessons they taught and words of wisdom they shared. In this year of COVID it’s also about working with students’ emotions for those who may feel anxious. “The best thing about having Heidi here is when you see her in the hallways it’s just like you just breathe, shoulders […]

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Therapy Dog In The Building

November 20, 2020

Wollongong’s newest therapy dog, a Toy Cavoodle named Dre, was introduced to the team at Dr Olga Lavalle & Associates psychology clinic on Monday. Dre is four months old and is about to undergo training with Therapy Dogs NSW in preparation for his role as the newest staff member in the Crown Street practice. Dr […]

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