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Lowe's Hires Man And His Service Dog, Outfits Them With Matching Vests

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 06.08.2016 | Good News

One of Lowe's newest store greeters has a clear nose for making people smile. The home improvement company presented two of its newest hires on social...

Here's Why You Should NEVER Pet A Service Dog

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.30.2016 | Green

Flynn the dog does a lot to help out his 17-year-old human, Hailey Ashmore: He can open and close doors, fetch her parents and, most importantly, aler...

5 Moving Stories Of Pets That Helped Their Humans Through Tough Times

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.13.2016 | Good News

A large body of research shows that having a pet is, quite simply, good for a person. Pet ownership has been linked to physical and psychological bene...

Adorable Service Dog Pulls The Perfect Pose For School Yearbook Photo

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.07.2016 | Good News

A loyal service dog has been honored with a special spot alongside her 14-year-old master in his school yearbook. Officials at Good Hope Middle School...

Moving Photo Shows Service Dog Comforting Boy With Autism Before MRI

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.26.2016 | Good News

This image encapsulates that unbreakable bond between a boy and his dog. James Isaac, a 9-year-old who has autism, underwent an MRI at Wellington Chi...

But, What Can a Dog do For Someone With Autism?

Shanell Mouland | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Today, I am less interested in explaining the intricacies of autism than I am explaining how 90lbs of labrador can help a little girl maneuver a world that isn't ready for her. I would like to explain this in the simplest terms, so that this message might be passed on as regularly as possible.

Guide Dog In Training Gets All Goofy When He Meets Pluto At Disney

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.08.2016 | Good News

Apparently Disney really is where dreams come true -- even for dogs. Ace, a guide dog in training for Guide Dogs of America, got the opportunity to me...

Watch This Service Dog Totally Fangirl Over Meeting Pluto

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green

It can be pretty exciting when we finally get to meet those we look up to, and one dog got to experience exactly that during a family trip to a Disney...

Sweet Photo Captures The Bond Between A Bride And Her Service Pup

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.14.2016 | Weddings

A sweet photo of a bride and her service dog has won the affection of the Internet. Posted to Reddit on Wednesday, the image shows Valerie Parrott and...

Man Allegedly Punches Disabled Veteran Over A Service Dog

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.07.2016 | Crime

A man who punched a disabled Army veteran in the face at a Dunkin' Donuts Monday -- allegedly because the veteran wouldn't let the man's daughter pet ...

Layla Lives to Help Military Veteran With PTSD

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.05.2015 | Good News
Steve Rhode

Layla was rescued nearly at the last minute from a shelter in North Carolina. She is a sweet dog with a great attitude and Crisis Dogs NC spotted her within an hour of he being put down. Mission - Getting Layla from a kill shelter to service dog training

Army Veteran's Service Dog Serves As Best Man At His Wedding

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.06.2015 | Weddings

Dog may be man's best friend, but he can also be man's best man. U.S. Army veteran Justin Lansford's service dog Gabe served as best man when he tied...

This Precious Service Dog Learned How To Save His Diabetic Owner's Life

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Elle Shaheen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was just 8. The disease left her and her mother in constant fear that her blood sugar could r...

How A Cross-Country-Loving Boy And His Service Dog Made History

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Seventeen-year-old Tyler Gerdts, a junior at West High School in Davenport, Iowa, just logged a personal best during a challenging cross-country meet....

No Service Dogs Allowed

Janice Celeste | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Janice Celeste

September is National Service Dog Month and these animals and their handlers are truly partners that have a unique bond. According to, it is estimated that there are approximately 100,000 to 200,000 service dogs in the U.S. and this number seems to be growing.

This Dog Is A Service Animal. He Is Also A Pit Bull.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Matthew Smith has used a wheelchair for 20 years, ever since he suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident when he was 22 years old. Life drast...

Trial and Triumph, a Service Dog Fights for His Life... and Wins

Belinda Williams | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Belinda Williams

Galen is now 7-months-old. His training as a service dog has, for the most part, gone smoothly. There have been a few training hiccups, but all have been minor. For instance, I began using a halter on Galen, for he is now 75 lbs and very strong.

Here's How A Dog Can Help Stop An Aspergers Meltdown

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

"It's like a computer. There's too much input, there's not enough output, you lose control and you crash." That's what it feels like to have a melt...

A Healer Is Discovered: Galen Comes Home

Belinda Williams | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Belinda Williams

The last two weeks have been very eventful. At long last, I have Galen, a smooth coated, sable Shiloh Shepherd puppy. A friend and I drove to Arizona to pick him up and bring him home to Colorado.

An Autism Service Dog's Christmas Wish List

Shanell Mouland | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

If I am going to be spending cozy winter evenings snuggling with my girl, then I would like to be as warm and fashionable as I can be. Like I said, I am a proper gentleman, and when my service dog vest is off, I would prefer to maintain my modesty with a finely made housecoat and slippers.

Girl Sets Up Lemonade Stand To Raise Funds For Vet With PTSD, Moves Him To Tears

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.29.2014 | Good News

One compassionate 8-year-old did not even have to meet this veteran to know she wanted to step up and help him. Nicholas Bailey developed mobility...

The Moment A Retired Sergeant Who Served In Iraq Adopts The Dog He Served With Is Pure Joy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.15.2014 | Good News

For four years in Iraq, Air Force Technical Sergeant David Simpson served alongside a German Shepherd named Robbie. When Simpson retired last year for...

HORRIBLE: Vet With Disabilities Reportedly Mocked By Police

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact

Jared Goering, a 19-year war veteran, was kicked off of a New Jersey boardwalk by police just for taking a stroll with the service dog who helps him g...

Service Dog Inspires Artist To Paint With His Wheelchair

Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts

Former art student Tommy Hollenstein was 24 years old when he crashed his bike in a cycling accident in California, leaving the young man wheelchair b...

Owners Toting Fake 'Service Dogs' To Gain Access To Clubs

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

Instead of tying up their pooches to a lamppost, a growing number of New Yorkers are obtaining fake service dogs certificates so that they can take th...