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Coco The Therapy Dog

September 25, 2020

Emergencies and tragedies can have a deep emotional effect on the first responders who do their best to provide help. “Most people don’t understand the wear and tear that the responders see on a daily basis. It does build up on them and can cause issues,” said Patrick Brandt, director of Delaware County Emergency Communications. […]

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Therapy Dog Brings Joy

September 24, 2020

At Hoffmann Hospice, people receive end of life care and assistance in grieving loved ones who pass away. This is naturally a very emotional place to be, and one therapy dog is helping in such a wonderful way. In this week’s “Kern’s Kindness,” meet Bernie and his owner Molly Mier. “We adopted Bernie from a […]

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AMR’s Therapy Dog

September 24, 2020

American Medical Response San Bernardino County is welcoming its new therapy dog, Rampart, who recently passed his Certified Therapy Dog exam. AMR acquired Rampart when he was 10 weeks old and he is now a year and a half. At the age of 4 months, he started basic obedience classes, progressing through advanced obedience classes. […]

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Students Want Therapy Dogs

September 24, 2020

Essexville-Hampton Public Schools’ robotics program has reached the final stage of a national grant competition that could win it $25,000 toward a goal of bringing full-time therapy dogs to each building in the Bay County district. The State Farm Neighborhood Assist program has 200 finalist competing  for 40 $25,000 service grants, and public voting for […]

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New Therapy Dogs

September 24, 2020

On Wednesday morning, MUSC introduced its two newest employees – Baskin and Agnes. Baskin and Agnes, a golden retriever and goldendoodle, are therapy dogs for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. The two therapy dogs will spread joy and comfort to young patients. “To help every day in the life of a child in the […]

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Bringing Therapy Dogs To School

September 24, 2020

While Chip the Sheltie patiently waits for students to return to Verellen Elementary School, students at Garber High School have embarked on a mission to bring the Shetland Sheepdog some co-workers in the district. An after-school program there is now competing for a $25,000 grant that would bring therapy dogs to each of the four […]

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Therapy Dogs Visit Patients

September 24, 2020

Hospital stays can be depressing and lonely, so having a visitor is often a welcome pick-me-up. A regular visitor with a well-earned reputation for cheering up patients is Cody — a 10-year-old mixed breed dog. Cody has a brindle color and his adoption paperwork says lab/retriever, but he weighs only 35 pounds. This mix is […]

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Police Therapy Dog Missing

September 23, 2020

St. Paul police reported Friday a therapy dog who was missing since last week was found. In the update, St. Paul police said a man called 911 to report a dog who resembled Ernest, the therapy dog, was walking along Lawson Avenue. Officers responded to the area and found Ernest. St. Paul police said Ernest […]

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K9s For Warriors

September 23, 2020

There’s nothing like some quality time with your favorite furry friend. Nobody knows that better than the folks at K9 For Warriors, an organization dedicated to training shelter dogs to become service animals for veterans. Some of those veterans and several K9 trainers made their way to the Starling Senior Living Community in Nocatee on […]

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Therapy Cats

September 23, 2020

Purina Cat Chow is on a mission to support the care and training of therapy cat teams, officials said in a statement. In this effort, the company has donated $30,000 to Pet Partners, a national nonprofit known for its therapy animal program. According to a recent survey conducted by Purina Cat Chow, 85 percent of […]

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