Naomi Judd Shines a Spotlight on Therapy Dog Study

During her days as one half of The Judds she climbed to the top of the charts with hits like “Love is Alive” and “Love Can Build a Bridge,” but on May 8th country music icon Naomi Judd was singing the praises of animal-assisted therapy as she joined the American Humane Association, scientists, researchers and […]

John O’Hurley Hosts Spotlight Therapy Dogs Fundraiser

While many dog devotees will gather around their television sets on Thanksgiving Day to watch as John O’Hurley, David Frei and Mary Castillo spotlight the search for the Best in Show at the 12th annual airing of the National Dog Show, on November 15th the announcers gave thanks for canines who are doggedly devoted to […]

Portland Sea Dogs To Host Bark in the Park

Baseball buffs can take their barking buddies out to the old ball game and help a good cause in the process as the Portland Sea Dogs take on the Reading Fighting Phils at the seventh annual Bark in the Park, a Planet Dog Foundation fundraiser. Every tail-wagging attendee will receive a free Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff […]

Hilary Duff Helps to Shine a Spotlight on Therapy Dogs

She once starred in a modern take on a classic fairy tale in A Cinderella Story, and now actress Hilary Duff has taken on the role of ambassador for a campaign that is shining a spotlight on tales of therapy dogs who are helping people in need of emotional or physical support achieve their own […]

Dentists Add Dental Therapy Dog

Since I spent this morning at the dentist, this news item we received seems like a very nice idea! In La Jolla, California, the father-daughter dentistry team of Dr. John J. Taddey and Dr. Tracy Taddey have added a dental therapy dog to their practice. This dog, named Mona Lisa, is a rescue dog and […]

Rufus Makes Ronald McDonald House Visit

Dog show champ turned therapy dog Rufus, a Colored Bull Terrier, visited the Ronald McDonald House of New York, a facility that offers temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families, on Tuesday, November 3, 2009. The most decorated Colored Bull Terrier in dog show history, Rufus is a Canine Ambassador for “The National […]

"Faithful Friends" Dispels Aggressive Dog Myths

Seen on Animal Planet last night, “Faithful Friends” with host Wanda Goldberg and Dr. Marty Smith of Doctors Foster and Smith Pet Supplies, reminded pet lovers that it’s the person on the other end of the leash–not the dog breed–that determines the aggressiveness of a dog. Goldberg and Smith especially spoke about the reputation of […]