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Wonder Dog

January 5, 2021

For those of us with dogs, we know they quickly become major parts of the family. You live for and care for just like one of your own children, and one dog right here in Oklahoma City is beating the odds, and helping others recover as a therapy dog, despite all of the issues he’s […]

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Dogs Help During The Pandemic

January 5, 2021

Caregiving is an admirable job, and during COVID-19 it’s been even more important. But caregivers are prone to burnout. Did you know dogs can help? Although nursing home and senior care residents have been hit hard by the illness, caregivers have been dealing with exhaustion on top of an increase in their usual duties. After […]

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Service Dog Joins Team

January 4, 2021

While saving lives, paramedics and EMTs often find themselves providing emotional support to people on their worst days. So when the job is done and they’ve returned to their stations, they may need some comfort as well. Enter Indie: a smart and cuddly St. Bernard who recently joined East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services to […]

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Scott And Charlie

January 4, 2021

Cherokee Middle School students may do a little more “doodling” second semester starting this month (January), but also will improve their attendance marks because of a special attraction at the school, courtesy of Principal Scott Aden. Aden, an effective, caring administrator, has acquired and will house and handle a young female Golden Doodle (Charlie) that […]

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2020 For Your Furry Friend

January 4, 2021

We’re all so happy to kick 2020 to the curb. With the turning of a calendar page, we have renewed hope that we end the pandemic and will soon be able to gather again safely outside the home with friends and family. While that’s great news for us, our dogs won’t be so thrilled. There’s […]

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Service Dog Goes To School

January 4, 2021

When Remington Lewis rides the bus to Walton Middle School in DeFuniak Springs on Wednesday, he won’t be alone. This time, next to the sixth-grader will be his best friend Willow, a 1-year-old German shepherd. The Daily News ran an article in July about the Lewis family’s fundraiser to pay for Willow’s training as a service […]

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K-9 Officer Retires

January 4, 2021

MARION, Va. — This retiring Marion Police Department officer has 120 arrests under his collar and was recognized last week for the lifesaving work of his career. While he may be slowing down now, retirement didn’t stop K-9 Cooper from continuing to serve as an MPD ambassador during his recognition. Last week, the Marion Town […]

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A Helping Paw

January 4, 2021

A Girl Scout project that calls for making a lasting improvement to the community has generated a young local author and an educational children’s book that she hopes will pass on some of what she has learned. Catherine Bezio, a high school senior who lives in Erving, has been training service dogs since she was […]

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Veterans Service Dogs

January 4, 2021

PHOENIX – Staff Sgt. Terry Stallings served in the Army for 23 years. He was stationed across the globe, including posts in Iraq, Balad, Kuwait, Desert Storm, Mexico, Central America, Alaska, Portugal and Germany. After six combat deployments overseas, he returned home and was diagnosed with post- traumatic stress disorder. Veterans often rely on medications, […]

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Virtual Play Date

January 4, 2021

Pam Harris and her certified therapy dog, Molly, loved visiting workplaces, nursing homes and hospitals to interact with people who appreciated the fun and furry social call. The global pandemic changed all that, but the Edmond retiree and her canine found another way to reach out. With a click of her computer mouse, Harris and […]

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