By now, most folks know about therapy dogs assisting returning vets. There’s even a special day of acknowledgment. The first annual National Therapy Animal Day was introduced by the non-profit ‘Pet Partners’ on May 18, 2015. Of recent date, there are so many comfort dogs taking passenger seats on airplanes that controversy has arisen as to how many of these flying dogs are truly registered and trained comfort dogs?
The term "man’s best friend" has been around ever since owners first came up with the idea to domesticate their dogs. In fact, the term ‘canis familiars’ [or "domestic dog"] was first used when humans realized Eurasian gray wolves could be domesticated some 15,000 years ago.