Posts Tagged ‘animal assisted therapy’

Shelter Animal Myths, Part II

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Last week we explored the reasons why animals end up at shelters, so this week we are properly armed to debunk the myths that exist about shelter pets themselves.
Myth 1: You don’t know what you’re getting
The real myth here is the idea that when you buy a puppy or acquire a pet whose lineage appears …

Shelter Animal Myths, Part I

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Why Animals End Up at Shelters
I’m happy to report that overall, people seem to be getting better-educated about the amazing animals that exist in our country’s shelters and rescue groups. However, myths about shelter animals still exist. And the fears elicited by these myths only deter otherwise well-meaning people from finding their new best friend …

Pet Adoption is Good Parenting

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Adopting a companion animal provides a fertile opportunity to teach important values to children. The decision to devote your resources and care to an animal in need sends a very clear message about the identity of a family and its underlying values. It is a great time to explore who you are as a family …

Paying Tribute After the Loss of a Beloved Pet

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Hi Fellow Animals Lovers!
It’s only my second week blogging and I already feel so very welcome! Your warm wishes and stories about your own adopted animals are truly heartening. I see many of you writing are 4-legged friends yourselves. I can’t help wondering if it isn’t quite challenging to type with paws…
Many of you mentioned …

Hi, I'm Dr. Pia Salk... And you are?

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Before I formally introduce myself, I’d like to give a big shout out to Francesca and Sharkey for having me as a contributing blogger on the Daily Wag. I am honored to be invited by such prolific canines, and will hereby vow that I will share only the most useful, entertaining and enlightening information possible. …