Izzy she sweet? Moody therapy dog comforting kids in schools

Good News Notes: “There is something different strolling the halls of schools in Moody this year and she’s soft, gentle and loves kids. Her name is Izzy and she is a two-year-old Goldendoodle, turned therapy dog. Her owner, Sgt. Ron Richardson, with the Moody Police Department, saw a video of a therapy dog being used…

Rescue dog who lost her puppies adopts trio of orphaned kittens

Good News Notes; “A pregnant pooch lost her puppies -– and ended up with three kittens. Georgia, an Australian Shepherd mix, had a tough go. The Sunshine Dog Rescue rescuers found her — expecting — at a gas station in Arizona, not far from the US-Mexico border. She delivered early — not one of her…

Senior dog stuck in Woburn pool is saved by quick-thinking Amazon driver

Good News Notes: “An Amazon delivery driver was in Woburn earlier this month making deliveries when he heard a noise coming from a nearby residence that made him pause. And it was his willingness to investigate, and quick thinking, that would soon save the life of a beloved 14-year-old dog. John Cassabria, who had recently…

The Zebra Company Covering Cat and Dog Adoption Fees for Employees

Good News Notes: “The pet perks at The Zebra are wild, in a good way. The insurance comparison site recently added a new benefit: paying employees to adopt pets. According to a release from the company, The Zebra will now cover ‘expenses up to $300 annually for employees welcoming a new cat or dog.’ This new perk will…

New Jersey police officer in kayak rescues dog trapped in muddy pond, video shows

Good News Notes: “Washington Township officers responded to a dog in distress and found Akela, a gray boxer/mastiff, struggling in the water, the department  said Wednesday on Facebook.” “Officer John Kuligowski commandeered a nearby kayak and paddled out to Akela. Video footage shows Kuligowski trying to position the kayak next to Akela and pull her…

20 Creative Ways to Reuse and Recycle Plastic Bottles

Good News Notes: “50 million plastic bottles are thrown away each day in the United States. They work themselves into just about every aspect of our daily lives. The examples are plentiful, from water bottles to laundry detergent, to how we squeeze out our honey. You’ll likely spot one of the 50 million if you…

Pets, Especially Dogs, Help During Quarantine

Good News Notes: “Throughout human history, we have used animals for food and for work. But thousands of years ago, we began using them for something else – companionship. They became our pets. Pets are a source of comfort and happiness. They give their owners good feelings and a sense of purpose, especially during stressful or difficult times. And we…

Therapy dog brings comfort to ER doctors on the frontlines

Good News Notes: “Heroes come in all shapes and sizes — this one just happens to have four legs and a furry coat. Wynn, a service dog in training, is bringing joy and comfort to the medical staff on the front lines of the coronavirus fight in Denver. The one-year-old yellow Labrador serves up cuddles…

CLC students relax with therapy dog visit

Good News Notes: “Students at Central Lakes College reacted in exactly that way Monday, March 2, when they caught sight of Chance, Goldie and Jet, three therapy dogs sent to make the day a little less stressful. All three dogs and their owners are certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs in Baxter. CLC counselor Suzie…