Tag Archives: service dogs

Video: A Dog Helps Bring an Injured Teen Back from the Brink of Depression


Written by: Phil Monahan

Justin Carey trains his service dog Shiva with veterans who are receiving dogs through Northwest Battle Buddies.
Photo by Steven Lane via columbian.com

Here’s a powerful story about a young man who suffered horrible injuries when he was hit by a car at his school-bus stop. Watching her son teetering on the edge of despair, . . .

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Video: Trainer Donates Service Dog to Injured Former Police Officer


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mike Kracilek poses with his benefactors and his new service dog.
Photo by krem.com

Ten years ago, Mike Kracilek—a police officer in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—suffered horrible injuries when he was shot in the face while trying to apprehend a suspect. He has enjoyed the. . .

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Clover the Diabetic-Alert Dog Proves Her Worth in 8 Days


Written by: Phil Monahan

Clover is never far from young River.
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv

We have posted many times about how diabetic-alert dogs not only make life easier for those suffering from type 1 diabetes, but these animals can be life-savers. Clover joined the McKenzie family to watch over six-year-old, and just. . .

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Video: Restaurant Apologizes After Kicking Out Veteran and His Service Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

We are accustomed to these kinds of stories, but not necessarily to this kind of resolution. When Wendy Smith heard a couple of diners complain about Lacy Miller having his dog inside Mickey’s Restaurant—in Kernersville, North Carolina—she thought she was doing the right thing by. . .

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An Abuse Surivor, Marshall the Miracle Dog Helps Kids Deal with Peer Pressure


Written by: Phil Monahan

Marshall and Cyndi Willenbrock during one of their appearances at a school.
Photo via dogster.com

Marshall the Miracle Dog earned his name when he died on the surgical table three times as a veterinarian performed life-saving surgery. Each time Marshall’s heart stopped, Dr. Steven Schwartz was able to bring the dog back. Somehow, Marshall made it through. . .

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