Rebecca Ascher-Walsh profiles 38 amazing dogs, from those who help after disaster strikes to ones who provide physical and emotional support.
The book highlights the wonderful qualities of Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs and encourages kids to be like them.
Sammy was a Sandy Hook student when the shooting happened in 2012. This touching video shows how a dog named Spartacus continues to help her to this day.
Dog trainer Joanne George knew Pal would fit right in with her family, so she brought him over from Istanbul.
The therapy dog duo volunteers through Caregiver Canines in New Jersey.
Thanks to adopter Joanne George’s love and support, the Golden Retriever blossomed and now gives back as a therapy dog.
Thanks to double hip surgery, the Labrador Retriever overcomes the rare condition and brings joy to others.
After being hit by a car, Pippa went to live and heal in the home of the famous three-legged rescue dog Jeannie. The two are now the best of friends.
The therapy dogs from Domesti-PUPS helped keep competitors as calm as possible during the very stressful Olympic trials.
These special therapy dogs match with seniors for years at a time, visiting them in their homes on a regular basis.
Not all dogs are suited to be best friends with a special-needs child, but when they are, an unbreakable and life-changing bond forms between them.
This organization brings therapy dogs to the elderly and those with dementia. You can start a local chapter!
Meet the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, who will be helping those affected by the tragic mass shooting at a gay club.
The Boston Terrier in a biker vest visits patients of all ages, bringing cheer and snuggles to their bedsides.
The Boxer, who was nearly euthanized for being deaf, is a natural at comforting kids during depositions and trials.
The rescue Golden Retriever sits with children in the witness box, providing comfort as they testify.
David Bond’s dream was to see his Lab become a therapy dog. He got his wish in a way that will break your heart.
The 2-pound dog and the 100-pound horses visit hospitals and care facilities, creating a fairy-tale atmosphere that enchants patients.
Because of breed discrimination, being a therapy dog isn’t always easy for Blueberry, but she and her human are gaining acceptance one visit at a time.
The former stray might have washed out as a therapy dog, but Chipper now inspires kids and adults with her book “Chipper’s Friends.”
Kayla the Boxer visits nursing homes, hospitals, libraries, and schools, bringing smiles to all who see her.
The Bacons, who lost their 6-year-old daughter and sister in the school shooting, have published two books and are now instrumental in getting therapy dogs into other schools.
The tiny pup teaches big lessons through his series of children’s books, the latest titled “Norbert & Lil BUB: What Can Little WE Do?” co-starring the famous feline.
The blind Golden Retriever who survived a puppy mill now has a book and documentary in the works.
The Golden Retriever visits hospitals and assisted-care facilities, and Mayor Annise Parker recently proclaimed her the Official Therapy Dog of Houston.
Found with a broken back during a drug raid, Maria has moved on to advocate against dog fighting and for acceptance of the differently abled.
The Goldendoodle serves as the “comfort companion” for Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services, providing those who have lost loved ones with canine grief therapy.
Ruby Ranch Rescue pulled the mixed breed from an Arizona country shelter, and before long Zoe was a regular visitor to area hospice, rehab, and cancer centers.
It seems like an odd question, but Chopper the Biker Dog just had his certification pulled for wearing motorcycle gear, which Pet Partners says is against their rules.
When a hawk attacked Petie the Cockatiel, a little rescue dog named Jeanie was there to save the day.
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