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Therapy Dog Program

December 3, 2020

The Paul Bunyan Dog Training Association Therapy Dog Training program has given Park Rapids resident Terese Bervig a new mission in life. “My husband, Gregg, and I always had Labradors,” she said. “We’ve raised them for field trials in the past and for hunting. We picked Ace out of a litter from Bird Dog Labs […]

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School Therapy Dog

December 3, 2020

The newest employee at Christ the Teacher Catholic School is a boss’ dream. All he requires are a bed in his office, a few trips outside during the day, and some scratching behind the ears. Meet Dewey, the year-and-a-half-old golden doodle who has become a fixture around Christ the Teacher. Dewey is principal Steve Adams’ […]

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Malakai Brings Joy

December 2, 2020

Malakai not only loves his job, he will also love you unconditionally. He’s a husky-shepherd pup, growing by leaps and bounds, that brings joy and peace-of-mind to the clients at the supervised drug-injection clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside where his owner, Kelsi Jessamine, works. The registered nurse wasn’t looking for a therapeutic dog when she […]

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Police Force Gets Therapy Dog

December 2, 2020

During these stressful times, a local police department is making changes. The North Tonawanda Police Department is expanding and reaching out to the community like never before. Their newest and most popular officer… has four legs. Police dogs come in all breeds, shapes and sizes. Some K9’s are tasked with finding drugs, others find people… […]

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Schools Intervention Dog

December 2, 2020

Kingston Secondary School will be getting a new staff member before the end of the 2020-21 school year with the addition of Indie, a black standard poodle. Indie, working with adolescent care worker Emma-Jane Hamilton, will be the first intervention dog placed within a Limestone District School Board school. “My job is to support students […]

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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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