Therapy Dog Allowed in New York Courtroom for the First Time

Paz the therapy dog was allowed to help an adult witness testify in court this week.
Photo by Kevin Hagen for The New York Times

When a 30-year-old woman testified about a horrible crime in which she and her daughter were victims in a Brooklyn courtroom on Tuesday, history was made. As she described the. . .

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Video: Nala the Dog is a Nursing-Home Angel

Nala comforts a resident of her nursing home.
Photo by Ben Garvin, KARE

Here’s a beautiful story of a tiny dog who—with no training as a therapy dog—performs that vital function at the Minnesota nursing home where she spends every day. Nala is a. . .

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Blind Golden Retriever Warms Hearts as Therapy Dog

Joanne George says Smiley, the service dog, has become a favorite therapy dog in her area.
Photo by Joanne George via

Here’s an inspirational story from north of the border, where a beautiful Golden Retriever who was born without eyes is spending his life helping others. Smiley was rescued from a puppy. . .

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Project Unconditional Photo #7: Senior Therapy Dog Gives and Receives Love

Written by: Jane Sobel Klonsky

Jenny says that she recognized something special about Nekia right off the bat.
Photo by Jane Sobel Klonsky

[Editor’s Note: Back in November, we posted about Project Unconditional, by Vermont photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky. She has graciously offered to share more of her images with us.]

Denver, CO – Jenny and her Black Lab/Golden Retriever senior therapy dog Nekia, are an incredible team. Jenny is president of Grey Muzzle Organization, which improves the lives of. . .

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Pit Bull Wins “Top Volunteer” Award at Ohio School

Alex relaxes with her trainer, Chip Ingersoll, and volunteer Kim Gambish.
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A beautiful Pit Bull named Alexandria is a certified therapy dog who works with special-needs students at Harris Elementary School, in Amherst, Ohio, which is just west of Cleveland: . . .

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Meet Lucy, The World’s Smallest Working Dog

Lucy makes up for her small size by having a huge heart.
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A two-and-a-half-pound micro Yorksghire terrier named Lucy, from southern New Jersey, has been certified as the world’s smallest working dog. Although she was once a stray, she’s now a beloved visitor in hospice facilities and. . .

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