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Washington State University

Dog Snacks

Caption: A participant at Excelsior Youth Center in Spokane, Wash., gives treats to a shelter dog from the Spokane Humane Society. A first-of-its-kind study demonstrates how dog-interaction activities improve the mood of teenagers living in residential treatment centers.

Credit: Courtesy of Washington State University

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