Sacramento Fire’s new support K-9 helps first responders

A K-9 recruit is now on duty with the Sacramento Fire Department.”Emily” won’t be riding on engines out to calls, but she’ll provide critical help for first responders as they return home from those emergencies.She’s the fire department’s first-ever support dog, specially trained through the intensive, Paws For Life K9 First Responder Program.After going through … Read more

Paw-some pals: Therapy dogs comfort, encourage students at Vigo County schools | Features

On a recent weekday at Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Lulu the Goldendoodle reclined on the office floor of Michelle Tracy, director of guidance. But 3-year-old Lulu did not sleep. Her head rested just outside the door so she could observe any visitors and activities. Lulu is the school’s therapy dog, and Tracy is … Read more

FIDOS Facility Dogs training to support, serve the community

HOOVER, Ala. (WBRC) – Friends Invested and Dedicated to Outreach and Service (FIDOS) is a nonprofit organization that trains and places Facility Dogs. FIDOS says a Facility Dog is type of therapy dog ​​trained to provide services in a corporate, healthcare, judicial, or educational facility. Facility Dogs are expertly trained to do many tasks that … Read more

Therapy Dogs, Volunteers Receive Governor’s Award for Service to Cone Health

The group received a top service award for supporting frontline workers during the pandemic. Greensboro – The state’s top office has recognized some special volunteers for their invaluable service to Cone Health staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of volunteers – and their therapy dogs – from North Carolina Pet … Read more

Understanding how therapy dogs can help | Bakersfield Life

The effects of the last two years on our mental health are undeniable. Data from the American Psychological Association indicates that almost 8 in 10 Americans, or 78 percent, cited the pandemic as a major source of stress in their lives. And almost 7 in 10, or about 67 percent, say they’ve experienced increased stress … Read more

New Alzheimer’s Treatment on Horizon as Dementia Reversed

SYDNEY, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With the once dominant amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease suffering yet another crushing blow this week, the field is desperate for a ray of hope. Enter S2N, a new Australian biotech pioneering an all-new neurorestorative approach, aiming to rebuild and replace the lost brain cells in Alzheimer’s that … Read more

Meet Louisa, the Family Sunshine Center’s new trauma therapy dog

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The Family Sunshine Center has a new member on their staff, and she is wagging with excitement. Meet Louisa or “LuLu”! The treatment center’s new trauma therapy dog. The new furry friend will help make the agency a calmer and inviting place for victims and survivors, and increase overall staff moral.(Source: … Read more

Jacksonville nonprofit focuses on child education through therapy dogs | Local News

Jacksonville nonprofit Chelsea’s Chariot is on a mission to improve child educational and social skills with the assistance of therapy dogs. Chelsea’s Chariot began as an animal-assisted reading intervention funded through the Humble ISD Education Foundation for Innovations in Education grant, which was written by co-founder Michelle Hise who runs the organization with her husband … Read more