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Dogs at Work

When dogs are on the job, at-risk children, endangered species, even lost cats benefit.

cat detection dog
Detection dog helps reunite wildfire evacuees with their cats.
At Johns Hopkins, therapy dogs used with critically ill patients help in patient recovery.
Boykin Spaniel with three-toed box turtle
Boykin Spaniels lend a nose to box turtle conservation.
Delray with Emergency Medical Services team
A new breed of facility dog supports first responders
not Zoë the National Football League’s first emotional support dog
Players and staff love Zoë, their French Bulldog
Forensic Detection Dogs
Dogs from Institute for Canine Forensics work to recover cremains.
Doing so saves bears’ lives
Socks worn by infected kids carry telltale odor
working dog
Canine 'Aptitude Test' Might Offer Clues
dog scat detection
Identification “mistakes” explained
Left: Tobias comforts a child in Parkland, Florida. Right: Sasha supporting a grieving student with her gentle presence.
Golden Retrievers bring comfort and emotional support to Parkland student survivors
mark harmon dog bite incident
It led to serious tension on the set
Police dogs in Madrid receive music therapy
A canine career with job satisfaction
Canines demonstrate a remarkable ability to connect with and moderate human emotions
service dog for dementia
Expanding the frontiers of the canine capacity to help us carry on.
A look at an innovative dog training program at University of Pennsylvania