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Cody has worked and volunteered with rescue animals her entire life. She worked as a veterinary assistant and technician in shelters, rescues, boarding facilities, doggy daycares and animal hospitals in New York and Chicago throughout her teens and twenties, and now resides as a pet foster mom in Upstate New York.

Your Dog Makes Your Life Better, Science Says

Numerous studies conducted in recent years show that dog owners have overall better health and well-being than people without dogs. Owning a dog gives...

This Researcher is Increasing Dog Adoption Rates and Decreasing Euthanasia Rates

A researcher at the Texas Tech University has extensively studied dogs up for adoption to produce increased adoptions and decreased euthanasia rates across the...

Studies Show That Dogs Remember Things You’ve Done

A recent study found that dogs are able to recall the things we’ve done – a high-level ability referred to as episodic memory. Researchers...

Dogs Now Help Treat Cancer in Kids

Researchers are looking to dogs for help in finding better treatment options for cancer in humans – particularly, children. According to veterinary oncologist Dr....

Empathetic People Can Better Interpret Dogs’ Expressions

According to recent research, human empathy can extend to dogs when it comes to interpreting facial expressions. Science already knew that people with higher...

Bodies of 4 Young Men Finally Found Thanks to Cadaver Dogs

The bodies of 4 missing men have been located after the biggest manhunt in recent history, thanks to cadaver dogs. Since the disappearance of...

Marriage Problems? A Puppy or Just Cute Puppy Pics Will Help

Science says that cute pictures of puppies and kittens may add happiness to unhappy marriages (and probably to any other life situation). Psychological researchers...

Research Confirms That Dogs from Puppy Mills Have Serious Behavioral Problems

New research finds that dogs who come from irresponsible breeders tend to be more aggressive, more fearful of others dogs, and more anxious than...

First Full-Service Animal Hospital Opens at JFK Airport

AirHeart Pet Hospital is now open for business at JFK International Airport in New York City. Pets and people can travel just a little...

Labrador Retriever Trained by Inmates Now Sniffs Out Arson Fires

A Labrador Retriever in Utah was trained by prison inmates, and now serves as an ATF agent detecting arson fires. A 4-year old black...

Cadaver Dogs Can Now More Accurately Identify Human Remains

Scientists are working with the UK police forces to help police dogs more accurately identify human remains. Researchers at the University of Leicester's Department...

Heroic Pit Bull Saves Child From Being Murdered by His Own...

A pit bull saved a child from being drowned by his own mother, only to be faced with being euthanized after an unbelievable ordeal. A...

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