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  1. Hope the therapy dog brings comfort to young patients at Portland hospital Read more:

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    There's a new member of the staff at OHSU Doerbecher Children's Hospital who walks on all fours and specializes in snuggling.  Hope, a 2-year-old golden retriever, came to Portland...

  2. Strong Bonds with Pets May Help Foster Resiliency in Military-Connected Children

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    Developing resiliency has important benefits for children, especially those from military families faced with significant challenges such as parental deployment and frequent moves. New research...

  3. Kids, Dogs Touch Same Soft Spot in the Brain: Study

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    A study done on women who are both mothers and pet owners shows that human responses to our dogs is not greatly different from the response to our children.  Read the article...

  4. Connecticut to enact animal-assisted therapy legislation in October

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    Dr. Kay Trotter reports that the Connecticut General Assembly has passed its Animal Assisted Therapy Bill. The bill, which was signed by the governor in June, takes effect October, 2013, and will...