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Police K9 Unit

August 11, 2020

The Moody Police Department has added a member to its ranks. Suzi is the new K9 for the department’s Narcotics Unit. She was donated by iK9 and the 1st Foundation in memory of the late Lt. Stephen Williams. The news was announced last month on the department’s Facebook page. Williams was a 23-year veteran and […]

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Assistance Dogs

August 11, 2020

A Canberra woman is taking two Blue Mountains accommodation providers to the Australian Human Rights Commission for breaching the Disability Discrimination Act. Melanie Maclean said she has lodged a complaint with the commission after Leura House and 3 Sisters Motel declined to take her booking because of her son’s assistance dog. Both providers said they […]

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Service Dog Missing

August 11, 2020

A service dog is missing after a vehicle was stolen with the dog inside, according to Arlington police. Charlotte, a 10-year-old female pit bull, is a service dog with 22 kill, a nonprofit organization providing mental wellness programs for veterans, first responders, and their families. NBC 5 has filed several stories on the organization. Her […]

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Training Service Dogs

August 10, 2020

For three local veterans, service didn’t stop after life in the military. “We train service dogs for people that have disabilities, whether that be medical, like physical, or it be mental,” said Taylor Carnell, an owner and co-founder of King and Queen Diamond K9, “Our main focus is on mental health.” Taylor, along with his […]

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Service Dog Helps Students

August 10, 2020

A fresh and fluffy face will greet students at Stephens Elementary School this year and provide an added layer of comfort to improve the children’s daily lives. LeeLee the facility service dog is trained to sense anxiety, concern and behavior changes to ease the minds of students and teachers. “She can help with social and […]

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Canine Companions

August 10, 2020

  A Georgetown man was given the gift of a lifetime: making everyday tasks much less easier to accomplish. Andres Jimenez is one of 89 people with disabilities across the country that was given a therapy dog during the pandemic by the nonprofit Canine Companions. Based out of California, the nonprofit has six offices, including […]

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Veteran Reunites With K-9

August 10, 2020

When we first met Mark Lee Jr. in 2018, he had been working with the group Justice for TEDD Handlers to try and reunite with his K-9 partner Rayco. The two were part of the Army’s bomb detection team. Lee was injured in Afghanistan and left in 2012. It was the last time he saw […]

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Companions For Heroes

August 10, 2020

Companions For Heroes, a nonprofit founded by Georgia Senate District 3 Republican candidate David Sharpe, is under investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. State officials declined to release details about the investigation other than to say it is ongoing. Sharpe, CEO of the nonprofit, has given widely varying accounts of the number of […]

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PTSD Service Dog

August 7, 2020

A Hampton Roads-area first responder with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the first firefighter to receive a service dog through Service Dog of Virginia. Now, he’s encouraging others to to seek help if they’re struggling. “I just want everyone to know that it is OK to not be OK,” Chris Moore said. Moore is a […]

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Dog Of The Year

August 6, 2020

The two Maine service dogs have won their categories in the 2020 American Humane Hero Dog Awards and will appear on the Hallmark Channel this fall, competing for the grand title of “American Hero Dog.” Aura, a 7-year-old Labrador retriever/golden retriever mix from Brunswick, serves as a hearing dog for Gretchen Evans, an Army veteran […]

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Orlando’s Working Dogs

August 6, 2020

Work Like a Dog Day (Aug. 5) is a holiday honoring people who put in that extra bit of hard work to make sure the job is done right. But it also recognizes the strong work ethic of canines, especially service and other working dogs. Around Central Florida, canines work in hospitals as therapy dogs, […]

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Service Dog Puppies

August 6, 2020

Service dogs. They do everything from helping veterans suffering from PTSD to the disabled live everyday life. Although their companionship is priceless, the cost of training can run up to $50,000. Now, two women are changing how they’re trained. Instead of individual homes, these dogs are raised in hospitals. It’s a long grueling journey before […]

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Buddy The Service Dog

August 4, 2020

It’s been a while since we last checked in with Buddy and his training to become a service dog for a veteran suffering from PTSD. Because of the pandemic, he’s a little behind schedule, but Shelter to Soldier is still optimistic that a match with a veteran is coming soon. “We’re having to pick large […]

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Southeastern Guide Dogs

August 4, 2020

The Venice Yacht Club Charitable Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Southeastern Guide Dogs in direct support of its programs to supply service dogs for returning veterans. Over the years, the foundation has now contributed more than $21,000 to this work that helps veterans wounded in body and spirit train with a service dog, allowing […]

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Training Guide Dogs

August 4, 2020

Before the Coronavirus pandemic struck, the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus in Palmetto was full of volunteers, trainers, and playful puppies. But when the Pandemic struck that all changed. “Before the Coronavirus, we took a hands-on approach through the training of most of our dogs. Right now, because of the pandemic, we have to use technology. For […]

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After 2 Years Of Waiting, N.J. Boy On Autism Spectrum Finally Gets His Service Dog

August 4, 2020

A New Jersey mother’s appeal to get her son a service dog has been answered by strangers. Her little boy is on the autism spectrum and doctors advised he get a comforting canine, but they are very expensive. Two years ago, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner covered the family’s story and now has this uplifting update. When […]

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Service Dog Reunited

August 3, 2020

When Barbara Palatin went out to her porch early Sunday and found her service dog Ryder’s leash and harness sitting empty on a chair, she immediately began searching the neighborhood, fearing the worst. Thanks to the help of two strangers and social media, 72-year-old Palatin was reunited with Ryder on Monday. Palatin, who lives in […]

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K9 Deputy Dogs

August 3, 2020

When it comes to fighting crime, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office believes it’s barking up the right tree. This week, the sheriff’s office welcomed five new dogs to its growing K9 unit that already includes 21 dogs. The new dogs include a patrol K9, two K9s assigned to sheriff’s highway interdiction Ttam and two narcotics detection […]

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Assistance Dog Pepper

August 3, 2020

Students and teachers are celebrating the benefits of having a full-time canine in the classroom after assistance dog, Pepper, started at Wauchope Public School this year. The lovable five-year-old pooch now acts as a four-legged teachers’ aide to calm anxious students, assist with reading by listening and act as writing inspiration. Wauchope Public School assistant […]

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Guide Dogs

August 3, 2020

 Before the Coronavirus pandemic struck, the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus in Palmetto was full of volunteers, trainers, and playful puppies. But when the Pandemic struck that all changed. “Before the Coronavirus, we took a hands-on approach through the training of most of our dogs. Right now, because of the pandemic, we have to use technology. For […]

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