Tag Archives: guide dog

Hero Dog Nominee – JJ

Posted on: August 27, 2014 - No Comments

JJ is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award, presented by the American Humane Association. JJ is entered in the service dog category through Freedom Service Dogs. JJ was rescued from a shelter as a puppy, and now he's paying it forward as a life-saving service dog for a little girl named KK. Read More

Hero Dog Nominee: Xxon

Posted on: August 25, 2014 - No Comments

Xxon is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award. Xxon is a Fidelco Guide Dog who has helped retired Air Force SSgt. Michael Malarsie lead a normal life despite life-changing injuries. CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE 2014 AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION HERO DOG AWARD! Here's Xxon's story: "'Because of Xxon, I’m part of society again. He’s my Read More

Dog Saves Veteran Owner by Calling 911

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - No Comments

Sometimes heroes walk on four legs. Major is a pit bull-lab mix who is trained to help his owner, Terry McGlade, cope with PTSD and to sense his seizures. McGlade served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and was injured by a roadside bomb. Major has been his constant companion for about two Read More

Service Dog Walks Graduation Stage in Memory of Owner

Posted on: May 21, 2014 - No Comments

The memory of Joshua Kelly was alive and well as his service dog took the stage. Joshua was a student at Idaho State University, and was studying for a Bachelor of Sciences degree. Despite suffering from epilepsy, he was determined to complete his degree and was set to graduate this month. By his side through Read More

A Service Dog for Two

Posted on: May 13, 2014 - No Comments

Opal isn't your average service dog. He leads not only his blind owner, but also his owner's former service dog. Graham Waspe and his first service dog, Edward, were an unstoppable pair for six years before Edward had to have both eyes removed due to inoperable cataracts. Graham and his family were devastated, but when Read More