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WINNERS NAMED IN 1ST AKC/USPCA K9 DETECTION DOG CHALLENGE

Photo:  AKC
Photo: AKC

From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for all dogs, is excited to announce the winners of the first-ever AKC/USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge. The event, hosted by the AKC and the United States Police Canine Association, brought out the best of the nation’s narcotics and explosives detection dogs to demonstrate the important role dogs play in law enforcement and keeping our country safe. ESPN2 aired the event on November 28th. Continue reading WINNERS NAMED IN 1ST AKC/USPCA K9 DETECTION DOG CHALLENGE

INAUGURAL AKC/USPCA K9 DETECTION DOG CHALLENGE COMING TO ESPN2

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From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for all dogs, is excited to announce that the first-ever AKC/USPCA K9 Detection Dog Challenge will be broadcast on ESPN2 on Sunday, November 28th at 10pm ET. The event, hosted by the AKC and the United States Police Canine Association, brings the best of the best in narcotics and explosives detection dogs from around the nation together to demonstrate the important role dogs play in law enforcement and keeping our country safe. Continue reading INAUGURAL AKC/USPCA K9 DETECTION DOG CHALLENGE COMING TO ESPN2

Lutheran K-9 Comfort Dogs Dispatched to Waukesha

At 4:39 pm on Sunday, November 21, a vehicle fleeing police drove into the Waukesha Christmas parade in progress. As of this morning, five people have been killed – four females and one male – with ages ranging from 52 – 81, six children critical, and many other victims with injuries ranging from critical, serious, and fair conditions. Eighteen patients between the ages of 3 to 16 were taken to Children’s Wisconsin Hospital, including three sets of siblings. The parade route was packed with families and children of all ages who were present for the festive occasion.

In less than 24 hours, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were invited by Pastor Peter Schmidt from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Waukesha and were present at the Waukesha Candlelight Vigil this evening. Continue reading Lutheran K-9 Comfort Dogs Dispatched to Waukesha

Therapy Dogs Comfort Kids Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Santiago Esparza, 8, gearing up to receive his first COVID-19 dose of the vaccine with the support of a furry friend at the National Children's Hospital in Washington D.C. Photo:  National Children's Hospital
Santiago Esparza, 8, gearing up to receive his first COVID-19 dose of the vaccine with the support of a furry friend at the National Children’s Hospital in Washington D.C. Photo: National Children’s Hospital

Our friends at the Today Show are reporting on therapy dogs being used to comfort children at children’s hospitals across the country while the kids get their COVID-19 shots. Continue reading Therapy Dogs Comfort Kids Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Working Dog Radio: Vietnam Military Working Dogs

Photo via Working Dog Radio
Photo via Working Dog Radio

A friend of mine co-hosts this podcast, and I thought this episode, in particular, might be of interest.

Who here has heard of the K9s left behind in Vietnam? ⁣This episode is in honor of a very special MWD Stormy, and her lasting legacy. ⁣

Episode 144:⁣ The Pledge⁣ with Ron Aiello
⁣Your Working Dog Radio hosts, Eric @vanessk9 & Ted @ted_summers, sit down with US Marine Vietnam Veteran, and co-founder of The United States War Dogs Association, Inc., Ron Aiello. ⁣ Continue reading Working Dog Radio: Vietnam Military Working Dogs

Braintree, MA K-9 Unit Receives Grant Following K-9 Kitt’s Death

Cain, a dog purchased by the Fortuna (CA) PD with the help of a grant awarded in 2020.  Photo:  AKC Reunite
Cain, a dog purchased by the Fortuna (CA) PD with the help of a grant awarded in 2020. Photo: AKC Reunite

AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce a $7,500 donation to the Braintree Police Department in MA through its AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program. Funds were raised by contributions from the South Shore Kennel Club and community members, with AKC Reunite matching donations at a three-to-one ratio. This donation comes in the wake of the death of K-9 Kitt, a 12-year veteran police dog with the Braintree Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty this past June. Continue reading Braintree, MA K-9 Unit Receives Grant Following K-9 Kitt’s Death

Saturday Survey: COVID-Sniffing Dogs

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COVID-sniffing dogs are now being used to screen employees at the Miami airport. How would you feel about that if you worked there?

How would you feel about being screened for COVID by a dog?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!