Sully, President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, had a big February! He got to meet his namesake, pilot Chesley Sullenberger, on the Today Show, then he started his new job as facility dog at Walter Reed. Continue reading Sully, Meet Sully!→
The responsibility of a service dog never ends. This is Sully, President George H.W. Bush’s service dog. Sully came to the President from America’s Vet Dogs and assisted Bush in recent months, after he lost Barbara and was confined to a wheelchair.
This photo was taken at the funeral home in Houston the night before the casket was transported to Washington to lie in state in the Capitol. It was first published on Twitter with the caption “Mission Complete #Remembering41.”
America’s Vet Dogs will take Sully back for some retraining, then will place him in the dog program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he will assist wounded soldiers and active-duty personnel.
Spotted at this weekend’s annual Challenger Baseball State Tournament in Ohio: Tommy (top) and Hero (below), both service dogs assisting their athletes on the diamonds in Parma, Ohio. What a great weekend for baseball and for dogs!
Great thanks to NEO Challenger for putting on a fabulous tournament!
When students at Stafford County High School received their yearbooks this year, they found the face of one of their classmates, Alpha. Think that’s a funny name for a student? Not when the student is a dog. Continue reading Yearbook Dog→
Rachel Burton of Woburn, Massachusetts brings us George, from the Service Dog Project which trains dogs to help the mobility impaired. The Great Dane was paired with Bella, a 10-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder called Morquio Syndrome. This disorder makes mobility exceptionally difficult and requires Bella to undergo many operations. Continue reading Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Service Dogs→
In a somewhat innovative move, Family Court Judge Jim James (Stark County, Ohio) has announced his plans to apply for a court dog from Canine Companions for Independence. Classified as a “facility dog”, the canine would be made available to both prosecution and defense teams to offer emotional support to people who are testifying in stressful cases. Continue reading A dog’s day in court→
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