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  1. Dogs: The importance of the canine: Zach Felsman at TEDxArlee

    Contributor(s):: Zach Felsman

    Zach shares a lighthearted look at the role of dogs as important pets in many people's lives.Zach attended Arlee Public Schools since the first day of Kindergarten. He had the honor of being the Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 and gained numerous school, local, state, and even national...

  2. DAWG Foundation

    The DAWG Foundation was formed with the mission of providing a companion canines for US military veterans (and select First Responders) battling PTSD.  The companion canine will be well trained by DAWG Foundation-approved trainers, and will provide everything from simple companionship and...

  3. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy: Developing Canine Bonds with Children with Autism

    22 Jul 2014 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    This column focuses on the still unfolding fate of four golden pups delivered by North Star Molly this time last year. Three of these pups are now working in our program with their carefully chosen...

  4. Mutts on a Mission

    Mutts On A Mission is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Their goal is to provide therapy dogs through volunteerism to the community. It is the only nonprofit therapy dog group in Goodyear, Arizona.Mutts on a Mission was founded as Therapy Paws in 2008. 

  5. Dog Parks: Benefits and Liabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Laurel Allen

    Dog parks have emerged in the last decade or so as places for pet owners living in suburban and urban areas to exercise their dogs. Providing a safe environment for both dog and human is a tremendous challenge. If done correctly a dog park can be that place. In the 1950s and 1960s, some state and...

  6. Patriot, Pet, and Pest: America Debates the Dog's Worth During World War I

    | Contributor(s):: Alison G. Laurence

    During World War I, dogs held a contradictory place in American society. These animals functioned simultaneously as patriots, pets, and pests. This essay surveys the ways in which dogs either contributed to the war effort or seemed to subvert it through their uselessness as companion animals and...

  7. New Directions in Canine Assisted Therapy for Children who Face Social, Emotional and Educational Challenges

    20 Dec 2013 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    ''North Star Luka and Isabel'' Every assistance or therapy dog placement we create at North Star is a carefully developed relationship between a child and a specifically bred and socialized North...

  8. Rover's role after a loss by death: How people use dogs to help them cope

    | Contributor(s):: Linn-Gust, Michelle