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Service Dogs

WATCH: Service Animal Ad Will Make You Laugh, Cry, And Hug Your Dog

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

Guide dogs aren't only for people who have difficulty seeing, they're also for those "who have seen too much." That's the premise illustrated in a ...

One Thing Stressed-Out Holiday Travelers Can Look Forward To At Airports

Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Canine lovers, you might want to arrange your next travel layover for San Francisco. Starting this month, the city’s airport is introducing a squad ...

Training Dogs, Teenagers, and Myself

Sharron Kahn Luttrell | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Sharron Kahn Luttrell

We've both grown up a lot in the past few years. She left for college and gained some perspective and maturity. I socialized service dogs-in-training and along the way, learned to be patient and in control of my emotions.

What 'Difficult' Dogs Can Teach Us

Dogster | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News

I learned that when your dog does something completely outrageous, you may not be able to keep completely calm, but you have a lot of control over how you react. One thing I learned is to 'find the funny,' rather than get angry or frustrated.

Why a Dog Means So Much

Nigel Barber | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

The close relationship between humans and dogs is something of an evolutionary mystery. Is the dog a slave, or a parasite? Have we adapted them to our purposes, or have they exploited us for free food and shelter? Either way, we are so close it can hurt.

Watch Duffy The Service Dog Do The Laundry Like A Pro

Posted 11.25.2013 | Good News

No, you're not crazy. And yes, you read that right. Dogs can now accomplish a feat that most college kids have trouble with: using a washing machin...

Life Is Full of Pawsibilities: Celebrating Dogs -- Young and Old

Heather Hummel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Heather Hummel

We have even been known to FaceTime so they can see their granddogs, much to the confusion of Julie and Stephan who look quizzically at the screen when they hear the high pitched voices calling their names.

Are Dogs The Key To Safer Schools?

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — While some say school safety hinges on guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, Mark Gomer and Kristi Schiller think...

New Monument Will Honor These Guys

AP | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The first national monument honoring the war dogs that have fought and died with U.S. troops while also bringing them comfort is ...

LOOK: This Great Dane Is One Sick Little Girl's Guardian Angel

Posted 10.14.2013 | Good News

Charlie the Great Dane is so much more than a pet to a family from County Clare in Ireland. The primary role he plays is that of bodyguard to thei...

Phony Service Dog Issue Getting Out Of Hand

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact

LOS ANGELES -- 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 ...

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...

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Veteran Spared When Sheet Noose Ripped: 'I'm Glad It Didn't Work' | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

On the last day Joey Smith walked, he confronted a few Afghan workers on his base in Afghanistan, confiscating a camera. When he turned his back, they...

Why This Student With Special Needs Is Being Forced To Switch Schools

AP | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

ATHENS, Ohio -- A first-grader in southeast Ohio who uses a service dog will transfer to a different school because her special-education teacher is e...

Diner Says 'Sorry' For Cursing, Kicking Out Vet Using Service Dog

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

OXFORD, Mass. -- A diner-owner has apologized for throwing out a military veteran because he brought in his service dog. Russell Ireland, owner of Bi...

Diner Owner Apologizes For Accusing Veteran Of Having 'Fake Service Dog'

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Small Business

OXFORD, Mass. (AP) — A diner-owner has apologized for throwing out a military veteran because he brought in his service dog. Russell ...

Veteran Sues KFC For Denying Service Dog Entrance

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.22.2013 | New York

"Papi, there are no dogs allowed," probably isn't the best way to greet a customer who walks into your restaurant, particularly if the customer is 201...

LOOK: Service Dog Gets Ear Protection At Backstreet Boys Concert

Posted 08.14.2013 | Good News

Redditor sagelface thought this photograph was just too cute not to share. We wholeheartedly agree. Story continues after photo. The Reddi...

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...

Starting a Conversation About Service Dogs in the Workplace

Kate Kelly | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Kate Kelly

The person with the service dog came in to attend the meeting, and the manager said there was a palpable change in the room's atmosphere. "As soon as the dog and its partner arrived, it was as if people took a deep breath and calmed down. The discussion took on a new tenor."

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...

Service Dogs Give Military Veterans A New Lease On Life

The Sacramento Bee | Tillie Fong | Posted 08.31.2013 | San Francisco

Keiva, a 1-year-old female spotted pointer mix, practically blended in with the gray camouflage fatigues worn by former Army Spc. Phillip Dunn as she ...

PHOTO: Service Dog In Graduation Cap And Gown Will Melt Your Heart

Posted 05.16.2013 | Good News

A young woman and her service dog caused quite a stir over the weekend when they both showed up to her college graduation ceremony dressed in matching...

Dogs Change Lives

Cathy Kangas | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Cathy Kangas

Captain James Van Thach was wounded twice in the line of duty in Iraq. Vincent Ficarrotta was born with a condition that results in stiff joints and abnormally developed muscles. Jeff Brosi is paralyzed from the waist down. These men each received a dog from Canine Companions for Independence.

A Rescued Dog Gives Back

Carole Raphaelle Davis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Carole Raphaelle Davis

Lamby doesn't understand psychiatry, but he understands how to treat psychiatric symptoms. He might not look like a service dog; even when wearing his bright blue working dog vest, he looks more like a circus performer. But his skills are undeniable.