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The Dog Days of Summer: Back to School Separation Part II

September 15, 2014

Megan here now! And again, Super Smiley, you did a Pawsome job in last week’s blog about what dogs need to feel OK when they are left alone. Good Boy! Smiley’s right that exercise and rotating toys may do the trick, but do you see your dog as “thinking too much” so he may need something more? Dogs are natural foragers and explorers, so give him…  

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Today’s National Dog Day!

August 26, 2014

It’s National Dog Day! Today is the day to celebrate the many miraculous ways dogs impact our lives! It’s National Dog Day! Founded in 2004, National Dog Day was created by pet lifestyle expert, Colleen Paige, to recognize the great bond between humans and dogs and to encourage people to show appreciation for all they do for us. From law enforcement dogs to service dogs,…  

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The Benefits of Therapy Dogs

January 29, 2014

Therapy dog teams visit people of all ages in all types of care facilities including Memory Support units, more commonly known as Alzheimer’s units. One Alzheimer’s facility we recently visited has three separate “Neighborhoods.” Each Neighborhood houses residents during the one of the three stages of Alzheimer’s and are locked to make sure that they don’t wander off. Bo and I, along with Jo and…  

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Therapy Pets Do Amazing Things

December 27, 2013

Many times when Bo and I are on a visit, we will get stopped in the hallway by staff members that want to pet the dogs. They will often comment that they think we’re there only to visit the patients or residents of the facility. That is not true for us. We are there for the friends, family visiting and the staff, too. Some days…  

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