First Class of Ivy League Working Dogs Graduates


Written by: Phil Monahan

Socks is off to bomb-detection school after graduation.
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A training center inspired by canine rescue work on 9/11 is graduating its first class of working dogs, some of whom will embark on search-and-rescue careers while others will serve as canine assistants to people with medical conditions.

An excited yellow Labrador retriever named Socks was fitted with a mortarboard and tassel at Tuesday’s commencement ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania’s Working Dog Center before going off to start her new job on the campus police force.

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Click here to visit the Penn Vet Working Dog Center website.

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