Therapy Pit Bull Helps Girl Get Ready for Fourth Grade at Sandy Hook

Since even really stupid, useless dogs can be wonderful companions, it stands to reason that especially intuitive dogs can effectively help people cope with the most devastating kinds of psychic trauma. Jeffrey, a nine-year-old Staffordshire terrier that was hours away from being euthanized when he was rescued and… » 8/25/13 5:00pm 8/25/13 5:00pm

Puppies Are Running an Exam-Week Racket on College Campuses

They're called "study puppies"...fine, they're not officially called study puppies, but the dogs some colleges and universities are bringing in during exam week to help students cope with stress should be called study puppies because the assonance of the phrase is delightful and the image it conjures of a downy-furred… » 5/13/12 1:00pm 5/13/12 1:00pm

Therapy Dog Production of The Nutcracker Is Awesome, Adorable


Today in things I wish I'd known existed one year ago: a suburban Chicago organization that trains therapy dogs puts on an all-canine production of The Nutcracker so successful that tickets to the event last year sold out in four hours. They're taking this year off, but they'll be back in all their adorable dancing… » 12/02/11 7:45pm 12/02/11 7:45pm