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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&nb...

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 sug...

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 07.08.2015 | 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...

Yes, People Are Pretending Their Pets Are Service Animals

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's an easy law to break, and dog cheats do. By strapping a vest or backpack that says "service animal" to their pet, anyone can...

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...

Amazing Video Shows Birth Of 8 Great Dane Puppies

Posted 10.19.2012 | Green

In this amazing video, a Great Dane mama gives birth to eight adorable puppies, all of which immediately cuddle up next to their mom for some lip-smac...

Service Dog Allegedly Prompts Discrimination

Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Rose Holowka, a Tennessee woman dealing with disabilities resulting from a car accident, claims her service dog, Honey, led employees at a Goodwill sh...

David Wood

Post-9/11 Wounded Veteran Finds 'Giving Back' Is Path To Healing | David Wood | Posted 11.12.2011 | Impact

This story is part of the "The Impact of 9/12," series, which focuses on those who were inspired to give back after the tragedies of September 11, 200...