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Want to make work better? Bring a dog
Want to make work better? Bring a dog

Bonnie Bessor's job can take its toll after a while. As executive director of Rebuilding Together, she's responsible for finding ways to help low-income Baltimore residents with home repair, maintenance projects and money to pay for the heat. But when work starts to pile up and her stress levels rise, all she has to do is head into her office for a quick snuggle. There she'll find her pit bull mix, Iggy, resting in his dog bed. "It definitely gives you somebody with unconditional love to go to when you're feeling kind of down," she says. "Being a human service agency like we are, dealing with difficult stories and clients can get you down. Having an...

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