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Abandoned dog to become service dog for veteran

A dog found abandoned at a Jupiter warehouse will soon help a veteran in need. Terri Parker reports. Subscribe to WPBF on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly...

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Animal Empathy Observed In Prairie Voles May Help Autism Research

Animal Empathy Observed In Prairie Voles May Help Autism Research | animal connections | Scoop.it

Researchers found that prairie voles console each other by increasing social contact through activities like grooming.

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How a shelter dog is helping a military vet adjust to life back home.

How a shelter dog is helping a military vet adjust to life back home. | animal connections | Scoop.it

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There are numerous groups that train and then pair shelter dogs with military vets (and others in need). These groups, animals and their new companions go to the top of my admiration list.

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WWII Marine veteran fearless about pet adoption and life — Pets For Patriots Blog

WWII Marine veteran fearless about pet adoption and life — Pets For Patriots Blog | animal connections | Scoop.it

When the Marines talk about the few and the proud, they obviously had this WWII veteran in mind. Bee is 88 years young and adopted an adult shelter dog who stole her heart.

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Love at first sight when war vet meets his service dog

Dogs rescued from death row are trained to help veterans living with PTSD cope with everyday struggles.

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Luna the Therapy Dog Visits the Johnson Elementary School Library

On Thursday, January 14, Luna the Therapy Dog and her handler Ms. Diaz came to visit the Johnson Elementary School Library! In her presentation, Ms. Diaz tau...

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Alex and Gus- An Autistic Boy and His Service Dog

An uplifting story of an autistic boy and his service dog, Gus. Gus was trained by K9 Training Concepts. You can learn more about them at: http://monkeytailr...

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Autism is a hard road. This story gives hope.

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Pet Therapy: Students Increasingly Bringing "Emotional Support" Animals to College

Pet Therapy: Students Increasingly Bringing "Emotional Support" Animals to College | animal connections | Scoop.it

Americans have not only embraced the Shultz dictum that happiness is a warm puppy: They’re applying it to warm rabbits, kangaroo rats, pot-bellied pigs, cockatiels and ferrets.

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A rescue dog helped save a Selma veteran from self-destruction, family says

A rescue dog helped save a Selma veteran from self-destruction, family says | animal connections | Scoop.it

Returning to civilian life can be an extremely difficult and sometimes insurmountable task for members of the military.
But a Durham-based organization that helps pair emotionally impaired vetera...

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Therapy dog helps patients at Levine Cancer Institute through stressful period

Therapy dog helps patients at Levine Cancer Institute through stressful period | animal connections | Scoop.it

Rowdy spends most of his time running, napping and chewing on bones. But when the harness comes out, he’s all business.

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Pets in the office are helping relieve workplace stress

Pets in the office are helping relieve workplace stress | animal connections | Scoop.it

The sound of a dog barking has been enough to break the ice during a tense conversation in the office.

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Pet Therapy at Herbin-Metz Education Center

Lennix and Bella visit with the children at Herbin-Metz Education Center for a little pet therapy.

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Therapy dog brings smiles to kids' faces at Omaha elementary school

'Murphy' is the teacher's pet that the kids love.

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This Lovable Therapy Dog Helps Sandy Hook Student Feel Safe

This week's Chicken Soup For The Soul moment brings you a 125 pound ball of love! Spartacus is a 125 pound Akita. Most people might find him intimidating, bu...

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Vance wants 'sensitive solution' to base restrictions for vet with service dog

The Canadian military is looking for a more "sensitive solution" to accommodate a service dog belonging to a soldier who suffers from post-traumatic stress d...

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Huck's message as a service dog

Service dogs come in all shapes and sizes and perform different tasks. Not all disabilities are visible. According to the ADA only dogs can be service animal...

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Service dog alerts to self harm (aspergers)

This is what having aspergers is like. Please no negative comments this really happened and it's not easy to open myself and share what it's like on a daily ...

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Wagging Wednesdays - Volunteers and therapy dogs comfort patients and staff

Pam Guion and Governor aim to share the love. For the past five years, they’ve roamed the halls of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center raising the spir...

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Mini Horse Therapy - Barbie the horse who changed others forever

This video is about Mini Horse Therapy offered by Limor Ness 818-809-8200 / minihorsetherapy@gmail.com - Los Angeles Area Please call to set up pet therapy i...

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AP Exclusive: Woman reunites with guide dog that saved her

AP Exclusive: Woman reunites with guide dog that saved her | animal connections | Scoop.it

AP Exclusive: Blind woman reunites with guide dog that jumped in front of bus to save her

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Service dog changes a veteran's life

Service dog changes a veteran's life | animal connections | Scoop.it

A local veteran's life turned around two years ago when he got his service dog.

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Rochester family raises assistance dogs to help people

Rochester family raises assistance dogs to help people | animal connections | Scoop.it

ROCHESTER — This Thanksgiving, a young girl in Oswego, New York, had a lot to be thankful for.Aside from her family and friends, Brittany Kaye, 13,

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What this service dog did for a girl with rare disorder is amazing

What this service dog did for a girl with rare disorder is amazing | animal connections | Scoop.it

When Bella met George, something wonderful happened. She's walking with the help of the service dog who has become her best friend.

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Gopro gives 'dog's-eye view' of pet therapy

Jenna Bourne's story aired Dec. 25, 2015 on CBS47 Action News Jax.

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