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Dean is a big black dog, and they often get overlooked in shelters, but not Dean. That’s because the staff at Sulfur Springs Animal Shelter in Texas was rooting for him. When Lexey Sparks of Mt. Vernon, TX, inquired about another dog she had seen on Petfinder and told shelter …

Read Buddy’s story in Wallace’s own words and see a picture of him in his handsome therapy-dog vest. Wallace Mozart of Forked River, NJ, was browsing on Petfinder when he saw the listing for a three-legged German Shepherd named Buddy. “I have always liked shepherds and have had shepherd mixes …

Joanne Wannan is the author of New Lives: Stories of Rescued Dogs Helping, Healing and Giving Hope. Below is an excerpt from her chapter about Leo, a Pit Bull once owned by Michael Vick who became a therapy dog and Canine Good Citizen.

We’re giving away four copies of the new book, Every Dog Has a Gift: True Stories of Dogs Who Bring Hope and Healing into Our Lives. By Rachel McPherson, founder of the therapy-dog organization The Good Dog Foundation, Every Dog Has a Gift is about dogs who help people in …

A student from a childhood reading program practices reading aloud with a dog. (Photo: Andrew Yackira) 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. In my new book, …