Psychiatric Service Dogs

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Ohio psychotherapist Jane Miller is using four-legged medicine to help treat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Miller is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and dog trainer, and she’s putting her skills to work helping veterans cope with the the psychological aftermath of war.
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Escalator Escapades

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A sweet and brief 22 second giggle.
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Help Needed for Washington Dog Trapped in Basement for Months

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It’s been one of those weeks. There is another pending abandoned dog case that could use a little public outcry in order to convince local officials to step in. According to neighbors, a Shoreline, Washington woman left this dog behind two months ago.
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Jesse the JRT’s Amazing Dog Tricks

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A double feature worth bookmarking and returning to if you’re short on time. Heather Brook and her dog Jesse are a thrill to observe.
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Caught on Camera: The Wrong Way to Surrender Animals

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The Walker County Humane Society recently released this troubling video. There is no shortage of news about pets being surrendered in these tough economic times, and it’s understandable that some feel the need to give up animals for their own good. That said, this is absolutely the wrong way to go about it.
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Welcome to the Dog Room (Reality TV)

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We have lights, camera – and if you’re lucky…action! That’s right, as of today Life With Dogs will be broadcasting live from the dog room.
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Love Story: Bernardo & Cleo

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A thing of beauty…animals in love.
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Dog Door Disorder

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This silly classic is too cute, and needs to be included in the video archives here.
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The Saturday Pet Blogger Hop/The Compassion Revolution

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Katherine Heigl has six dogs of her own, so it’s no secret that she’s a dog lover, but it was still surprising to see that she donated $1 million to an initiative aimed at reducing shelter euthanization rates in the LA area through public outreach for spay and neuter programs.
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Puppy Workout Regimen Video

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This gem from DDRTX.org made my Friday morning. We’ve donated far too much furniture to puppy teeth, so another little one is not in our future – but this is a great way to get a dose of puppy fun without the cleanup!
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Maryland Residents Outraged Over Sentencing of Dog Abuser

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BALTIMORE – Local animal advocates are up in arms over the sentencing of a man accused of beating his dog to death with a plastic pipe.
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A Cry for Help: Starving Dog Trapped in Abandoned Missouri Home

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My stomach is turning after happening across this story tonight. A pit bull and her puppies are currently stranded in an abandoned at a home in Bonne Terre, Indiana. The dogs were left behind when the owner of the home was sent to jail. That was nearly four weeks ago.
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Winning Ugly: Surfing Dog Takes Competition in Dramatic Finish

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A San Diego dog took home first place in very dramatic fashion at a surfing competition held in Del Mar over the weekend.
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Reunions: Tearful Meeting Between Dog and Owner After a Year Apart

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After more than a year of separation, Elizabeth Mahoney and her dog Jasmine have been reunited. Twelve months ago, the Georgia woman relinquished Jasmine to the care of a friend, believing that someone other than herself would be better able to care for the dog and address its medical needs. Jasmine moved to Lubbock, TX with her new family, where she was released and abandoned.
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Caught on Camera: Man Abandons Dog, Drives Away

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UK police are seeking a suspect caught on security camera footage abandoning a dog near the offices of British Marine Technology in Weymouth last Friday.
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OK Go Adds Dogs to the Mix: White Knuckles Video

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OK Go, known for their modern viral music videos, have released their newest video, featuring twelve synchronized dogs and a goat!
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Home Needed for Phoenix, Former Bait Dog

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This beautiful, broken dog needs a new home. He’s a fixer-upper, but the potential is there – any dog that can remain so sweet and kind after substantial violent trauma is a hero in my book.
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Guiness Record Setting Pooch Lets It All Hang Out

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Meet Puggy, the dog now recognized by Guiness as having the largest tongue of any dog in the world. Puggy spent his earlier days as a stray until Becky Sanford rescued the lucky dog, treating him for mange and heartworm and restoring him to health.
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Blog Paws West Report: The Lite Version

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I can’t believe it has taken me days to collect myself and start catching up again. Oh wait – now that I look back on my calendar, I can believe it. The last week has escaped me.
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Desert Dog Rescue

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Another beautiful rescue success story compliments of Hope for Paws.
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