5 Service Dogs in Action

July 9, 2019 admin No Comments

Most of us are familiar with service dogs and their important purposes for those in need. For those who don’t know what a service dog is, they are specially trained pups who help individuals with physical disabilities such as visual, hearing, and mobility impairments. They can even detect certain diseases like diabetes and alert if Read More

May 20th Adopt a Dog Day

May 20, 2019 admin No Comments

Every May 20th signifies National Adopt a Dog Day.  It started in 2009 by an organization called Tails that Teach which is working in development of kindness, compassion and empathy towards dogs.  The day is designed to bring awareness about the rescued dogs in shelters that are waiting for their forever homes.  Many of these Read More

Spencer the Boston Marathon Emotional Support Dog

April 22, 2019 admin No Comments

Spencer is a local celebrity in Boston, every year Spencer it there to show support for Boston’s most famous race of the year.  Spencer is an emotional support dog that can be found sitting on the sidelines every year with his owner Mr. Powers.  Spencer is there each year for one reason; to encourage runners Read More

Miami-Dade County Police Department Launch Emotional Support Dog Program

March 22, 2019 admin No Comments

Miami-Dade Police Department just launched a new program with an Emotional Support Dog named Sparky.  The program is to provide comfort and stress relief to nursing home residents through pet therapy. Sparky was introduced to the public on Friday in the parking lot of Petco and was welcomed by the local community. “Sparky was selected Read More

Sully Has a New Job With Navy

February 28, 2019 admin No Comments

Former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog made headlines a when President Bush passed last year.  Once again Sully is in the news with his new job at the U.S. Navy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington. Sully’s new appointment is the rank of hospital corpsman second class.  Sully’s swearing in; “Your Read More

United Airlines Joines Delta and Bans Puppies & Kittens

February 15, 2019 admin No Comments

United airlines joined delta airlines new policy this month and will no longer accept emotional support animal kittens or puppies on board.  The company states that it will also not allow emotional support animals on flights longer than 8 hours as it tries to crack down on soiled cabins and biting incidents that have harmed passengers Read More

PTSD Service Dog Mentoring Program Starts in New Brunswick Canada

February 12, 2019 admin No Comments

Brian Brown, former chief deputy coroner, has developed a new program called Canine Assistance Program to help people suffering with PTSD train their own service dogs. Brown had been suffering from debilitating PTSD since 2015 and on medical leave.  His service dog River changed his life, prior to having his service dog he says “I Read More

Colleges Are Seeing More Student’s with Emotional Support Animals in Housing

January 22, 2019 admin One Comment

Emotional-support animals, or ESAs, are on the rise with people that are suffering from owned by mental health disorders and deemed necessary by medical professionals. ESA’s typically have not had special training and are more often than not dogs and cat.  ESA’s have gained popularity in 2015 when they prompted a federal guideline for housing Read More

Students Meet Service Dog Pups They Will Be Training

January 14, 2019 admin No Comments

High School Students from the Wimberley and Dripping Springs High Schools are very excited about meeting their new pups to be trained as service dogs,  they’ll be training for the next year and a half or so. Freedom Canines a Nonprofit organization is working with the students to train, raise and socialize hand-selected puppies in their first Read More

President George Bush Service Dog Sully Lies Loyally by His Casket

December 5, 2018 admin One Comment

The now-viral photo of Sully, service dog of President George H.W. Bush, lying near his casket wearing his service dog vest with a forlorn look on his face has demonstrated to a grieving nation the love and loyalty of these special animals. Although Sully and Bush had only been together for four months before the Read More