This will get your tail wagging! From sled dogs to canines that can sniff out seizures, and the compassion that connects us to them, this circle is all about man’s best friend!

These adorable cohorts of ours have made our lives better in more ways than just cuddles. You’ll never believe what you’re about to sniff out!

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A Sanctuary for Costa Rica’s Strays

10 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Territorio de Zaguates is providing care to nearly a thousand dogs that have been taken off the streets of Costa Rica. Their story is a testament to the impact the love and determination of one person can have on others.
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Say Hello Best Way to Get Around in the Snow

15 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Think you know all you need to know about dog sledding? Our relationship with these pups has altered history and has been one of the most unfailing and versatile forms of transportation for thousands of years. Here are a few fascinating stories...
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Denali: A Dog’s Perspective on Life and Death

10 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

There are some lovely stories on the web about the love and friendship, but few from a dog's perspective. Take a few minutes to soak this in.
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Here’s How Seizure Detecting Dogs are Changing People’s Lives

11 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Can dogs really be life-savers? Meet the dogs that are helping their owners detect seizures up to 45 minutes before they occur! It's a fascinating story. These pups are making life safer and easier for people who suffer from seizures.
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Meet the Dogs Who Have Become Penguin Protectors!

14 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

There are times when human ingenuity comes in doses that are so successful and inspiring that you just want to shout it from the highest yardarm. Here's just such a story!
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Sheepdogs: the Brilliant Relationship of Man and Dog

24 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

The relationship between man and dog is a unique part of our shared evolutionary history. Here's a look at beautiful way they continue to fit into that history from many perspectives...
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One Kind of Compassion: Dog Retirement Home

6 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Human beings seem to be hard-wired for compassion, despite what the negative 24-hour news cycle tells us. Take a look!
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It’s a Dog, It’s a Deer, It’s a… Whale?

7 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Whale evolution is a remarkable story in the history of life on earth! Here's how the whale went from a tiny deer-like animal to the creatures we know now.
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Can Animals Communicate Deep Thoughts and Emotions?

47 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Have you ever had an experience with an animal that left you certain that animals have rich emotional lives and thoughts we might relate to very well? Today's feature will make you feel very wise.
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Aging Gracefully Alongside Your Loved Ones

16 minutes

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By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

What if love and laughter could replace some of the struggles we face as our loved ones age and their memories decline? Could we see them and ourselves in new ways? Here are some insights from caretakers who have found ways to bring their relationships to life with a little creativity.
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Meet the Coywolf

48 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Renee Laroche-Rheaume

Can we adapt too as we push into places where wildlife should have a right of way? A new hybrid - part coyote and part wolf - may be finding a niche we might want to work with! Take a look...
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