Meet the dogs helping children learn to read

Meet the dogs helping children learn to read

Everybody at the school loves Coco (Picture: Battersea Rehoming Centre) Mary says, ‘Coco is very popular with all the students.Somebody likes a chick lit summer read (Picture: Battersea Rehoming Centre)Charming Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Harley, was rehomed in 2014 by Lorraine Pickering, a Pets As Therapy volunteer from Berkshire.

Paralysed sausage dog recovers thanks to pilates and paddleboarding

Paralysed sausage dog recovers thanks to pilates and paddleboarding

She also does wobble cushion therapy (Picture: Joanna Day/Anita Maric/SWNS)A sausage dog who was paralysed on more than one occasion because of a spinal condition has recovered thanks to an exercise regimen that includes pilates and paddleboarding.

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

How therapy animals brought comfort and joy in pandemic year

Because therapy animal handlers believe so strongly in the healing power of pets, in pre-pandemic times they volunteer to take their dogs and cats to hospitals, schools, assisted living facilities, airports, funeral homes, dentist offices and other places where animals can help reduce stress and offer support.

Dog given days to live shocks everyone by still being alive 18 months later

Dog given days to live shocks everyone by still being alive 18 months later

Tilly has recovered against all odds (Picture: Caters News Agency)An sweet Jack Russell dog has defied the offs, after being given less than a week to live – and still being alive and kicking over a year later.

Golden retriever has party to celebrate end of radiotherapy due to brain tumour

Golden retriever has party to celebrate end of radiotherapy due to brain tumour

The vets are glad he’s feeling better but sad to see lovely Claude go (Picture: The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies/Caters News)Nine-year-old golden retriever Claude was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2018, and has been through years of gruelling treatments to try and save him.

Kerith the golden retriever is offering comfort to California firefighters

Kerith the golden retriever is offering comfort to California firefighters

“We are tasked with things that push our limits,” John Aitchison, a firefighter in Marin County, told TODAY.The test Kerith had to take in front of five judges to obtain her therapy dog certificate was a rigorous one, Carman said.

Meet Jeanie – the adorable therapy dog who beat thyroid cancer

Meet Jeanie – the adorable therapy dog who beat thyroid cancer

After she had recovered, Jeanie found a forever home with local resident Lydia Chrochet, who trained the adorable pooch into becoming a therapy dog.A hero in fur (Picture: SWNS) Jeanie is the star of her very own children’s book (Picture: SWNS)Jeanie now leads a lovely life with Lydia and her family, including doggy sibling Pippa.

These therapy dogs ease anxiety, bring joy to kids and seniors in need

These therapy dogs ease anxiety, bring joy to kids and seniors in need

In 2016, she started the nonprofit Therapy Dogs of Long Island, which now brings certified dogs to people with physical or mental health challenges at private homes, schools and senior care facilities, in addition to hospitals.

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Duke and Tiger Maynard-White visit residents at Harbor Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New London, Connecticut.Tiger Maynard-White "touches" a woman's hand on the other side of the window at a skilled nursing facility.

Dog with a wonky face trains as a therapy dog to help others

Dog with a wonky face trains as a therapy dog to help others

Brodie was bitten by his mother when he was just 13 days old, leaving him with a permanently wonky face (Picture: Amanda Richter /SWNS.COM)A dog with a wonky face has finally found a loving home after a shelter received hundreds of adoption requests.

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Therapy dogs stationed at UK airport to help nervous flyers

Southampton International Airport has employed some four-legged helpers (Picture: Therapy Dogs Nationwide)A UK airport has come up with a fur-proof way to make flights more enjoyable for nervous flyers.

If Charlie can, you can

If Charlie can, you can

Covered in blood after a gruesome accident, which crushed his right hind leg completely, he was barely able to open his eyes.One day, children from the Spastics Society visited the shelter and we were astounded to see the way Charlie bonded with them.

Therapy sausage dog becomes fashion icon after appearing in Vogue

Therapy sausage dog becomes fashion icon after appearing in Vogue

(Picture: Michael Scott/Caters News)A sausage dog who found viral fame providing therapy to stressed out students has become a fashion celeb, appearing in Vogue magazine.

Winnie the ‘wonky’ bulldog is learning to walk thanks to swimming lessons

Winnie the ‘wonky’ bulldog is learning to walk thanks to swimming lessons

Little Winnie is having swimming lessons (Picture: SWNS)A ‘wonky’ puppy with bowed legs is looking for her forever home after her previous owners gave her up because of her collapsing legs.

Beloved dog passes away minutes after owner dies of cancer

Beloved dog passes away minutes after owner dies of cancer

"(Hutchinson and his wife, Danielle) had three dogs, Nala, Nero and their puppy, Amelia, but Nero was Stuart's favorite," Hutchinson's mother, Fiona Conaghen, told TODAY.Just after Hutchinson passed, his wife, Danielle, broke her glasses, so her father returned to Hutchinson's home to get a replacement pair.

Therapy Dogs Aid Soldiers during Counseling

Therapy Dogs Aid Soldiers during Counseling

According to ABC News there are now 2,500 dogs trained in the armed services; however, Lexy is making history as she and other dogs at the Warrior Canine Connection in Brookville, Maryland, are the first to help heal soldiers therapeutically.

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

The Mamma Mia star has been a fan of animal therapy ever since she acquired her beloved dog Finn, the lolloping brown nine-year-old Australian shepherd who helped her deal with the ­anxiety that came with being a young actress living away from home in Hollywood.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

I never planned to raise a surf dog, but she had been in a kids’ pool at eight weeks old and showed great balance on a boogie board. Surf dog contests were becoming popular in southern California and someone suggested she take part in one, at Ocean Beach in San Diego.

Bali hotel offers puppy therapy to its guests for free

Bali hotel offers puppy therapy to its guests for free

The best kind of therapy (Picture: @purigardenhotel)Some hotels in Bali are so luxurious you probably won’t even want to leave the place to go sightseeing.

Therapy: Therapy pooches and cats help youngsters fight stress and anxiety

Therapy: Therapy pooches and cats help youngsters fight stress and anxiety

These therapy dogs are specially trained to heal, connect and play with youngsters, and to make them feel happy and comfortable. Pune-based therapy dog owner Garvita Shah says, “It is a misconception that youngsters suffering from depression, anxiety and sadness only seek pet ‘therapy’.