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Service Dogs in Training Attend Theater

Courtesy CNN.com
Courtesy CNN
Free performance of Billy Elliot: The Musical? Why can’t I be a service dog in training?

CNN.com is reporting on a group of future service dogs who attended a relaxed performance designed for those sensitive to lights and sounds at the Stratford Festival. Continue reading Service Dogs in Training Attend Theater

Good and Faithful Servant

From the Twitter feed of Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath
From the Twitter feed of Bush’s spokesman, Jim McGrath.

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.

Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Service Dogs

George ServiceRachel 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

Nominations Now Open for AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence

rp_Solo-Cx-231x350.pngTo celebrate the dogs that do extraordinary things for their human counterparts, the AKC Humane Fund is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Nominations open today, April 1, 2015 and winners will be announced summer 2015.
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A dog’s day in court

shutterstock_233964235In 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.
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