Tag Archives: therapy dog

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.

Positively Success Story: Piper

Posted on: September 16, 2014 - 3 Comments

Piper is an incredible APBT whose work as a therapy dog has had a profound effect on the special needs children that she works with. Piper's owner credits positive training methods for her calm, kind demeanor.

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

Hero Dog Nominee: Susie

Posted on: August 19, 2014 - No Comments

Susie is one of the four-legged nominees for this year's Hero Dog Awards. She's a therapy dog out of High Point, North Carolina, and she and her owner have an extraordinary story to tell. CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE 2014 AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION HERO DOG AWARD! This is their story: "In 2008, I was mauled by an 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

The Hero Dog Awards – A Magical Evening

Posted on: October 3, 2011 - 3 Comments

What a amazing night! I knew it would be powerful, I knew I would shed some tears, and I knew it would be emotional.  But I don’t think any of us who attended the American Humane Association’s first annual Hero Dog Awards were prepared for just how special this event would be. The Hero Dog Read More