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Clementine and her pet parent, Janice Baldwin-Hench, walked into an assisted-living and Alzheimer’s facility in Dover, DE, and as Janice signed in at the desk, a voice nearby asked, ‘”Oh could you bring your dog over here? She’s adorable.” Clementine’s new “career” was about to begin. This little dog’s future hadn’t always seemed so clear. Her pregnant birth mom had …

Storm, a Husky mix, was rescued as part of an animal raid that included a mother dog, puppies and other animals that were being neglected. The mixture of animals were fed and watered irregularly and had little contact with humans.Some of the puppies died, but Storm survived and was taken to Thumb Animal Shelter in Elkton, MI, where he was …

Seven years ago, a move to Washington State from Michigan loomed in Amy VandenBurg’s future. The prospect would have been more appealing had it not been that, once there, her soon-to-be husband would be leaving her alone while he trained to be a police officer. She didn’t know anyone in Washington, and the expectation of lonely days and nights subdued …

Fidel and Rachel McPherson comforted families of 9/11 victims.(Photo: Tarcher/Penguin) Guest blogger Rachel McPherson is the founder and executive director of The Good Dog Foundation in New York City and author of the new book Every Dog Has a Gift. People frequently ask me how their dog can become a therapy dog. There is a common misconception that therapy dogs …