Dogs have rich emotional lives in which they can coexist with different species, and even forge bonds outside of their own species.
Will specific dog theft laws actually help stop this crime? The practical effects aren’t clear cut, but such laws do have symbolic value, recognising dogs aren’t merely property.
Therapy dogs are a proven support for students experiencing high levels of stress. During the pandemic, in-person encounters were less possible, but virtual sessions also recorded an improvement.
Colleges and universities are using therapy dogs as a low-cost way to improve their students’ mental health.
Research shows therapy dogs can be beneficial for students in many ways including reducing stress and anxiety, and helping students feel more excited about participating in classroom activities.
Animals do so much work for humans, from farm animals who die to feed us to service animals helping veterans with PTSD. It’s time we gave back by providing humane living and working conditions.