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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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