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New Research Shows That Petting Dogs Is Like A Drug For Our Brains by Jennifer Nelson We’ve already talked about how dogs can help improve depression and your overall health, but new research is showing exactly how petting a dog affects our brains, and it’s just one more way that dogs make our lives better. Here’s how petting a dog impacts your brain, along with other ways dogs improve our lives. How petting a dog impacts your brain You might think that our brains process all the things we touch in the same way, but it turns out that isn’t true. The brain...

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Pets Even Help with Your Career!

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Pets do it all! Watch this short video below from Banfield Pet Hospital about how pets have a positive impact on our work lives.

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High School Running Team Takes Shelter Dogs Running

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Exercising with dogs makes the training funnier, and having a furry companion while you exercise will make it less tiring. A bunch of adoptable dogs from the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter had a great day with the Cross-Country Team from St. Joseph High School. The team thought it would be fun to invite them on their morning workout routine. Before starting a miles-long run, each one of the runners got paired up with a dog, and this big group of students and dogs running together warmed the heart of all the people they met along the way. “I am...

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Therapy Dogs Help Kids with Trauma Tell Their Stories from Karma Tube

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  Video from KarmaTube    Companions for Courage in Orlando, Florida, is a community outreach program that provides therapy dogs for children who have experienced trauma and need to confront that trauma in court. The dogs provide a sense of security, creating a bond with child victims, giving them the courage and confidence to face the court situation. The dogs enable the children to stay calm and tell their stories. The children feel protected with a big dog at their side as they face the reason for their trauma. A dog truly can be their best friend in this challenging...

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So Cute I Want to Squeeze You

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This is Sugarplum, one of the dogs of the Sodapup family. She was adopted from the Longmont Humane Society in Longmont, CO. ------- When I walk into my bedroom and see this on the bed, I cannot stop from touching her. I go over to pet her and kiss her multiple times in my favorite dog kissing spot, right between the eye and the ear, the spot I suppose is a dog’s temple. I kiss her here many times. And sometimes I put my chin on the bone by that spot too. She’s so cute, all sleepy and doe-eyed, it...

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