Therapy Dogs at Work

Organizations around the world continue to explore the therapeutic benefits of time spent with well-trained and amicable dogs. Some immediate benefits include companionship, soothing of frayed nerves, easing of discomfort, and a breaking down of social barriers. People with intellectual disabilities or mental-health issues can interact with therapy dogs to develop their social skills and gain a sense of autonomy. People in emotional distress can gain instant, nonjudgmental support and affection. And a visit from a furry bundle of energy can bring some happiness to bleak situations. Gathered here, a collection of images of these working dogs, bringing care, peace, and joy to those in need.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • Robert F. Bukaty / AP

    Photos of the Week: Carnival Colors, Medieval Combat, Avalanche Training

    Recovery on Australia’s Kangaroo Island, coronavirus containment efforts in China, rioting in New Delhi, President Trump's visit to India, the “Leaning Tower of Dallas” in Texas, and much more

  • Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty

    Scenes From Milan Fashion Week 2020

    A collection of photos from Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020/21

  • Mauro Pimentel / AFP / Getty

    Carnival 2020 in Brazil

    Colorful images from Rio, São Paulo, and more

  • © Greg Lecoeur / UPY2020

    Winners of the 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

    Some of this year’s winners and honorees, showing remarkable scenes from oceans, lakes, and rivers around the world