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Therapy Dogs Featured in Stoneman Douglas High School Yearbook

“Most Likely to Succeed”

“Best Athlete”

“Smartest”

And now “Furriest” … or maybe “Most Caring.”

Those are appropriate captions for the therapy dogs that will be featured in this year’s Stoneman Douglas High School yearbook.

Therapy Dog Featured in Stoneman Douglas Yearbook
Therapy Dog Featured in Stoneman Douglas Yearbook

The editors of the yearbook decided to showcase the dogs because they were such an important part of the students’ healing process after the mass shooting that took place there last school year.

For more read this story at the Miami Herald.

Therapy Dogs Can Bring Germs to Hospitals

Here’s a bad news / good news story about therapy dogs.

The bad news: according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, children who were getting treated for cancer, and who also met with therapy dogs, were six times more likely to come down with a superbug bacteria.

The good news: washing the dogs before visits and using special wipes took away the risk of spreading the bacteria.

Therapy Dogs Can Bring Germs to Hospitals
Therapy Dogs Can Bring Germs to Hospitals (Photo Courtesy of John Hopkins)

For more, check out this article in US News and World Report.

The Amazing Therapy Dog Chi Chi Wins Big

Continuing our “Therapy Dog Coverage” …

Chi Chi, a therapy dog who lives in Arizona, was awarded the American Humane Society’s 2018 Hero Dog Award.

Chi Chi is not just any therapy dog, she is an amazing survivor herself. She was rescued from a garbage bag in South Korea. Her legs had been tied together and had started to necrotize. The only way to save her life was to perform a quadruple amputation. She has rebounded amazingly, and with her custom prosthetics, she’s bringing joy and inspiration to people through her therapy dog work.

The Amazing Therapy Dog Chi Chi Wins Big
The Amazing Therapy Dog Chi Chi Wins Big (Photo Courtesy of Robert Fugate)

Let’s give it up for Chi Chi!

You can read about her in this article on the AZ Family website.

And you can watch Chi Chi receive her award on the Hallmark Channel on Oct. 24.

A Star is Born: Bradley Cooper’s Dog Charlotte

Lady Gaga is not the only star born in the latest remake of the classic film.

Director and co-star Bradley Cooper and his pooch Charlie won an award for the film.

According to Page Six:

PETA has named the actor, 43, the first-ever recipient of its Compassion in Film Award after he cast his pup Charlie in “A Star is Born,” they announced in a press release Thursday. The organization praised the actor for using his own pet, “rather than using a dog supplied by one of Hollywood’s notorious animal exhibitors.” “Bradley Cooper’s happy, adorable, and much-loved dog steals the spotlight — and viewers’ hearts — in this film because it’s clear that he loved being with his real-life ‘dad,’” PETA senior VP Lisa Lange said.

Bradley Cooper, family, and Charlie
Bradley Cooper, family, and Charlie

Read more on Page Six here.

What’s the Dog Poopiest City in America?

Rover, the dog walking app, has released its list of the poopiest cities in the United States.

You’d think large cities like New York or Los Angeles would top the list, but no, Seattle is where dogs appear to poop the most.

dog poop

Here’s the list:

  1. Seattle
  2. Chicago
  3. Denver
  4. Portland
  5. Austin
  6. New York
  7. Washington DC
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Houston
  10. San Diego

For more info check out Rover’s press release. You can learn all sorts of things there, like, on average, a dog produces 274 pounds of poop a year.

The Tail: Playing with Dad

Here’s a (long) video that will bring a smile to your face… Labrador Retriever puppies playing with their dad in a pond. If you don’t have seven minutes to watch the whole thing, the first two or three minutes are guaranteed to brighten your day.

3 comments

  1. Great Newsletter! Read them all and watched them all.
    One discrepancy, Bradley Cooper’s dog pictured here on site, Charlotte, is not the Labradoodle or Goldendoodle, Charlie, in the movie, which I saw Sunday 10/7.

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