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Show Dogs – Therapy Dogs at Work Part 2

When therapy dogs first started working, virtually all of the dogs simply went to nursing homes to visit with senior citizens. Some facilities arranged for a group of people and dogs to show up and do a demo or presentation in a common room. Others had individual handlers and dogs go room to room visiting…. read more

Show Dogs Dual Lives – Giving Back Part 1

Being a therapy dog is a perfect second career for many of our show dogs. In fact, many show dogs are naturals for this kind of work. Your average show dog has just about seen it all, heard it all and done it all. He has walked on slippery cement floors, shiny linoleum and carpet… read more


Grief Counselor – and Her Dog – Help Others Through Losses

It’s never easy to lose a dog. Rather, it’s always hard. For people whose dogs are treated at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital, it can be a little less painful, thanks to Michele Pich, M.A., M.S. Pich, pronounced “pick,” is a veterinary grief counselor who sees individuals who have… read more