Nursing Home Therapy Dog Named 2022 “Cadbury Bunny”

Nursing home therapy dog Annie Rose earns the coveted role of “spokesbunny” for Cadbury.


A popular designer dog, the Mal-Shi is an adorable little dog that is ideal for a variety of lifestyles. This hybrid dog is easy-to-train and a delight.


The low-shedding Cavapoo is a great companion dog whose small stature makes him a perfect fit for apartment dwellers, seniors, and singles, and families.


Making its way into the hearts of dog lovers everywhere, the Schnoodle is gaining popularity as a must-have designer dog. A well-rounded family pet.


The Labradoodle has been gaining popularity with dog lovers for a variety of reasons. This hybrid dog has become a favorite in households around the world.

Top 10 Therapy Dog Breeds

An even temperament and a surplus of love and affection, many breeds make great therapy dogs. Here are our picks for Top 10 Therapy Dog Breeds.

Therapy Dogs Could Be Helping Lawyers Mediate Divorces

According to findings from a new Harvard study, we could be seeing canines helping people de-stress during family law mediation.

Viral Pictures of Sad Therapy Dog Rejuvenate Library Program

Sting, a bored greyhound library volunteer, had no one to read with... but after his owner posted his pictures online, Sting now has a full dance card.

Therapy Puppy Supporting USA Gymnastics Abuse Victims

A therapy dog is helping the victims of Larry Nassar, a former sports-medicine doctor who has been convicted of abusing USA Gymnastics team members.

Newfies Bring The Christmas Spirit (and Trees!) on Pennsylvania Farm

Move over Rudolph! There are some new dogs in a Pennsylvania town, and they're all about pulling sleds--full of Christmas trees!

Quadruple Amputee Dog Makes a Little Boy’s Wish Come True

A little boy who had both of his legs amputated has a big wish to meet a special dog, and you can help make that dream come true!

Abused Husky Stands by Children as They Have Their Day in Court

A Siberian Husky in California is making a difference in the lives of neglected and abused children, as they bond over their shared abuses.

Blind Dog Doesn’t Let Disability Stop Her From Being a Service Dog

A little blind pup out of Wisconsin is proving that there's much she can do with some puppy power and perseverance - by becoming a service dog!

New Florida Legislation Allows Therapy Dogs in Court

The justice system is changing around the US, and Florida is the latest state allowing therapy dogs in court to help the vulnerable testify.

Snoot to Snoot: Q&A With Surf Therapy Dog Haole

Sandy beaches, sunny skies, and choice waves - what more could a surfing dog ask for? Haole uses his passion for the sport in his role of surf therapy dog.

What is a Facility Dog?

You've heard of therapy dogs and service dogs, but what about facility dogs? A facility dog is trained for work in a facility setting.

Stray Dog Finds New Home and New Career In New Country

While visiting Greece last year, Valia Orfanidou came upon a stray dog who not only changed her life, but now changes the lives of others as a therapy dog!

Senior’s Center Adopts Deceased Resident’s Pooch

When her elderly pet parent died, Izzy wasn't sure where'd she go. But the Senior's Center where the pair lived wanted to keep her on.

Carrie Fisher’s Beloved French Bulldog Mourns Her Death

Fans worldwide are mourning the loss of Carrie Fisher, but perhaps none so much as Carrie's furry family member, a French Bulldog named Gary Fisher.

Sancho Paws Is Coming To Town… In a VW Van!

Therapy dogs are needed during the holidays to bring comfort to hospital patients. One little fella got all dolled up to deck the halls in a cool VW van.

Facility Dog Stands On Guard for Canadian Children Testifying in Court

Children have to testify in court cases, and the process is terrifying. A city in Ontario has acquired a court dog to help ease their anxiety and fears.

Shelter Spotlight: Companions for Courage

Some rescue dogs go on to bigger things - like becoming a therapy dog. Companion for Courage takes homeless dogs and trains them to help the community.

17th Annual AKC Humane Fund Awards Honor Hero Dogs

Five amazing dogs have been chosen as winners of the AKC Humane Fund. From K-9 and search and rescue, to therapy, these dogs go above and beyond.

Deaf Dog Stands By Abused Children in Court

A trial is an intimidating process, even for adults. But Karl, a deaf Boxer, reminds children there is someone in their court.

Former World’s Ugliest Dog Wins 2016 Heroic Hounds Award

Mugly the Chinese Crested dog makes a triumphant return and has won the 2016 Heroic Hounds award at the National Pet Show in London.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a unique breed that looks like a combination of several other dogs. Always happy to see you and meet new people,

Visiting Hours Are Open For Pets At This Canadian Hospital

Pets make us feel better when we're ill. And Zachary's Paws for Healing is harnessing that special gift for patients at Juravinski Hospital in Ontario.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Therapy Dog Fraud?

Just because you can register your pooch as a therapy dog, does it mean that you should? A few thoughts on if a dog should be registered for convenience.

Rules Of Retirement Homes Change To Accommodate Pet Parents

Pets offer a host of benefits that enrich our lives. The same goes for seniors - that's why retirement homes are opening their doors to our beloved pets.

American Pitbull Terrier

The American Pitbull Terrier often gets a bad rap for being an aggressive breed. In reality, this dog is a friendly, gentle-hearted breed you've met.

Blind Service Dog’s Smile Brightens The Lives Of Others

Born without sight, Smiley serves up a smile and hope to those who need it most. Bright and perky therapy dogs are a common sight at many nursing homes. They…

Berger Blanc Suisse

The Berger Blanc Suisse are intelligent, as well as friendly by nature and loyal to their families. A unique breed that makes an excellent family pet.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Help – My Dog Has Cabin Fever!

Is your dog going stir crazy from being kept indoors during the cold winter months? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas on how to keep sane until spring ar…

Facebook Doggie Photos Go Viral For Teen With Cancer

Adorable dog pics for a great cause – this Facebook page gives us all kind of warm and fuzzies! We all know there is enough bad news to go around, and…

HABRI Proves Animals Provide Amazing Health Benefits

Human Animal Bond Research Initiative survey shows that 97% of doctors believe owning a pet benefits health Whenever I come home after a bad day, my dog is m…

Meet Faber, San Francisco’s First Courthouse Therapy Dog

What a great idea! We think this program should be instituted everywhere. We all know there’s nothing like the love of a dog to help soothe the stress…