Spartacus The Incredible Therapy Dog Lifts Spirits

** We love our pets at OGTV and to celebrate National Pet Day, we are sharing this memorable story about a wonderful therapy dog, Spartacus, that helped kids cope with the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook. **

Have you ever wondered what special qualities are necessary to be considered a therapy dog? For the answer, take a long look at Spartacus, a 125 pound Akita, who uses his naturally loving spirit and immaculate cuddling skills to help bring light into the lives of those in need. Some people might be a little intimidated by his size at first, but Spartacus has a heart of gold!

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My Dog Saved My Life Thanks To The Mr. Mo Project

** To celebrate National Hug Your Dog Day, OGTV shares this heartwarming story about Macy, a senior bull dog, who helped her owner cope with and overcome depression. **

Vicky Neville and her tender hearted bull dogs did not always have it easy. After years of heartache and enduring the loss of three bull dogs, recovering from divorce and witnessing the passing of her sister and soulmate, Vicky was admitted into inpatient care for her chronic depression.

While in recovery, she heard about the Mr. Mo Project, a non profit organization that finds loving homes for senior dogs. On Easter Sunday, Mr. Mo Project founders, Chris and Mariesa Hughes showed up at Vicky's house with Macy, a senior bull dog. Vicky and Macy connected instantly and before Vicky knew it, her life began to change.

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Mom and Daughter Start Unique Business for Dog Lovers - dogly.com

Need to hear a "Good Story"? Here's one about a Mom and Daughter who started a business driven by their love of dogs for all of those who also love dogs!

One Christmas Eve, Jane Turner wrote a story called "The Dog Who Went To Main Street" for her daughter, Cory. It was based on a true story about the family's wandering black lab, Zona, and their quest to find their dog. Because it was such a hit with their family, someone had recommended she try and publish it as a children's book! It was a hit.

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This Farm Helps Kids and Animals Heal Each Other

** April is Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Month and this OGTV story shows how putting together rescue animals and at-risk kids in a supportive environment can have unexpected benefits for both groups. **

Abuse leaves a scar – sometimes visible, more frequently hidden. Neglect is an unrelenting force that crushes the spirit. The Forget Me Not Farm is a place where a unique group of people and animals work together to help address both of these critical issues and demonstrate the wonders that can be accomplished by an approach based on compassion.

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Eat, Drink, and Adopt at Fido's - the World's First Dog Tap House!

** Need to get out for a bite and also look into adopting a rescue dog? Celebrate National Mon and Pop Business Owners Day with this OGTV story about a special place that nourishes the stomach and the soul. **

When Fido's Rescue Founder Scott Porter was still in the discovery phase of starting a new business, he visited a Cat Café. "I didn't think the business was set up well," he remembered. "The patrons were complaining that the cats didn't want to play with them, and I'm thinking, that's because their cats!"

When he told this story at home, his son had an immediate inspiration - "if they only had dogs, that wouldn't be a problem."

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Get Your Heart Purring With This Sweet Story About a Special Cat Café

** To commemorate Respect Your Cat Day, OGTV has this puurrfect story to share that highlights a "win-win" scenario for both people and cats! **

Sandra Cagan was a businesswoman in Orlando approaching her 50th birthday when she decided to combine her love of cats and her work experience to start a new venture, the Orlando Cat Café.

As a lifelong cat fan, Sandra's main goal in opening the café was to help match kitties up for adoption with pet parents looking for a new friend. What she didn't realize at the time was that her coffee shop would help human visitors as much as the cats!

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21 Golden Retriever Puppies Go On An Afternoon Adventure

** Celebrate National Puppy Day with an OGTV puppy-palooza .... Have you ever seen 21 adorable Golden Retriever puppies romping through a field? **

They frolic! They play! They chase and tumble. And you will never be so excited by the idea of puppy breath! Check out this video and watch the painfully adorable afternoon adventure through a meadow with 21 Golden Retriever puppies. You read that right, 21 Golden Retriever puppies! Frolicking through a field! What could be better?

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Non-Profit Matches Veterans with Therapy Dogs for Life Changing Support

** In celebration of "K-9 Veterans Day", we wanted to share this heart warming story about how a service dog is helping a Vet with PTSD **

Brett Simon was a veteran K9 police officer who went on to work as a contractor for the Department of the Army as a bomb dog handler. However, after serving two tours in Iraq, he returned home suffering from PTSD.

Led by his Mom, Shari Duval, who had worked for veteran's charities near their home in Jacksonville Florida, Brett's family undertook two years of research to find a solution to help Brett and others with this condition.

Their research focused on canine assistance for PTSD. Ultimately, they started a non-profit organization. K9s For Warriors, dedicated to providing service dogs to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of their military service (post 9/11).

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