Study: Having a Dog Reduces Anxiety in Kids


Dogs can help kids form bonds and can even affect brain chemistry according to the study.
Photo by Phil Monahan

It’s been common knowledge for years that having dogs in the house can make a child less likely to develop certain allergies. But did you know that having a dog may also have significant. . .

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The Best Dog-Friendly National Parks, Part 1


Orvis associate Cindy Dunican and her Black Lab, Addy, enjoy adventure travel.
Photo by Cindy Dunican

On August 25, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary, so over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting the best parks for you to explore with your dog. Pets are. . .

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Video: A Big Therapy Dog Makes a Big Impact

Four-year-old Bandit is a rescue Great Dane, and he’s doing his part to help veterans and their families in Missouri. He seems to be just one of those dogs who can make everyone around. . .

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Shelter Worker Goes Above and Beyond to Comfort Dog


Shelter worker Chrissy Ireland helps console prissy after surgery.
Photo courtesy Conway Area Humane Society via thedod.com

From the hundreds of stories that we have posted about animal shelters, we know that the vast majority of people who work at these facilities love dogs and want the best for them. But this. . .

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