Tag Archives: service dog

Delta Airlines Bans Pitbulls

Posted on: July 4, 2018 - No Comments

Delta Airlines is banning service or comfort dogs identified as pit bulls. According to Delta’s own website: Delta, which led the industry in March by updating its service and support animal policy, says it will further enhance its restrictions, effective July 10. The enhancements include introducing a limit of one emotional support animal per customer per Read More

Courthouse Dogs Offer Comfort to Victims

Posted on: September 23, 2014 - No Comments

Therapy dogs are seen in all kinds of places--hospitals, nursing homes, and schools are some of the most common. But a new kind of therapy dog is sweeping America: the courthouse 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

Rescue Dog Watches Over Girl During Surgery

Posted on: January 20, 2014 - No Comments

One little girl had a four-legged guardian angel watching over her as she underwent kidney surgery. 7-year-old Kaelyn Krawczyk was born with mast cell activation disorder, which causes her to have reactions ranging from mild discomfort to life-threatening symptoms when she gets too hot, too cold, or stressed. Her service dog, 2-year-old rescue dog JJ, Read More

In Honor of Lucy…

Posted on: August 4, 2011 - 12 Comments

Call it the human condition.  We often  take the ones we love most for granted.  Until she was gone, perhaps I never quite appreciated how wonderful our little dog Lucy was.  However, there are many who do – and likely will never forget the joy Lucy brought to their lives. “Wha hoo” says Lucy, our Read More