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Best Therapy Dogs: Your Guide to Breeds

While many dogs can be trained to offer companionship to those suffering from certain medical and mental health conditions, some breeds of dogs are more suited to this task than others. If you are interested in obtaining a therapy dog or you would like to adopt a dog that exhibits desirable therapy dog traits (such […]

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What Is a DPT Service Dog and Who Needs One?

Though society has long swept mental health under the rug, awareness of its importance is rising. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and anyone who has experienced poor mental health will know it is deeply tied to one’s physical health as well. Even stress, an emotion everyone experiences regardless of whether or […]

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The 10 Best Therapy Dog Breeds

Dogs and humans have an undeniably special connection. Their soft fur, wagging tails, and adorable faces are certain to lift our spirits. Not to mention, some dogs seem to be empathetic, showing us extra love or attention whenever we’re feeling down. These qualities make dogs the perfect candidates to visit people who could use a […]

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The Worst Dog Breeds for Autism and 7 Great Alternatives

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an invisible disorder that affects around 1% of the population. It is often characterized by difficulties with social communication and is usually diagnosed during early childhood. Because those with autism struggle to communicate in the same way as others, they are often misunderstood. This can lead to difficulties in forming […]

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ESAs in Canada: Everything You Need To Know

Whether you’re a Canadian resident thinking about getting an emotional support animal (ESA) or from a different country considering a move to Canada with your ESA, understanding the country’s laws is an essential piece of the puzzle. Here’s how to navigate having an ESA, or traveling with your ESA, in the Great White North! What’s […]

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Are Service Dogs Allowed in Restaurants?

Service dogs are invaluable to those who own them as they often allow people with disabilities to regain independence in their lives. However, service dogs can only be of use if they are allowed to accompany their handlers into businesses, including restaurants. Whether you’re a restaurant owner or a person with a service dog, it […]

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