Tag Archives: service dogs

Petfinder: Sibling Success Story


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Shelter Pups Vinnie and Vic put their best paws forward at adoption event
Photo by Petfinder

Vinnie and Vic are a couple of lucky dogs. The English Setter mixes were rescued by A Second Chance Puppies and Kittens Rescue in Royal Palm Beach, FL along with their Mom and nine siblings. The rest of the family found homes, but not Vinnie and Vic…

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Video: Service Dog Walks in Place of Graduate


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here’s a sad but heartwarming story of a service dog completing something that, unfortunately, his master couldn’t. Cletus, a Pit Bull, would accompany Josh Kelly to his classes at Idaho State University, where the 38-year-old was pursuing a degree in the sciences. Unfortunately, . . .

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Florida Woman Receives $300,000 Settlement from Condo Association That Tried to Ban Her Service Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Deborah Fischer poses with her service dog, Sorenson.
Photo via miamiherald.com

We post so often about the bad experiences that people with service dogs have that it’s nice to see one of these situations have a happy ending. A Florida woman who suffers from multiple sclerosis, Deborah Fischer, had. . .

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Video: Sheba the Allergen Dog Will Help a Young Boy Live a Full Life


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sheba the Labradoodle will help young Gabriel lead a more normal life.
Photo via wcvb.com

We post all the time about all the great work that service dogs to help people with disabilties. Here’s a wonderful story about how specially trained Labradoodle named Sheba will enable three-year-old Gabriel Campbell to do many things that other kids take for. . .

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Disabled Man Sues McDonald’s Over His Treatment Because of a Service Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Robert Mingo says employees at McDonald’s twice resisted serving him because of his service dog, Max.
Photo via startribune.com

A Minneapolis man who suffers from muscular dystrophy alleges in a lawsuit that he was twice confronted and humiliated when he tried to enter a McDonald’s franchise with his. . .

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Program at Los Angeles Airport Uses Dogs to Help Un-Stress Travelers


Written by: Phil Monahan

An airline passenger enjoys petting two PUP dogs between flights.
Photo via lawa.org

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of a great program at Los Angeles’s largest airport. The Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUP) initiative, which offers “an opportunity to provide an overall enhanced. . .

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Congresswoman Helps Reunite Wounded Vet with Army Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Army Spc. Josh Tucker and Ellen are back together again, fighting a new battle.
Photo by Christopher Powers/USA Today

Here’s a wonderful story about a great team—Army Spc. Josh Tucker and Ellen the Black Labrador Retriever—who served together for more than a year in Afghanistan and were recently reunited to help Tucker deal with the. . .

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Service Dog Guides Marathon Bombing Victims Through A Grim Year


Written by: Phil Monahan

Jessica Kenski, who lost a leg in the bombing, cuddles with Rescue
Photo Courtesy of Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, via npr.org

Since today is Boston Marathon day, the first since the tragic bombing a year ago, this seems like a very appropriate story, via National Public Radio. Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, a recently married couple, were two of. . .

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Heroic Service Dog Stays with Deceased Owner for Two Days


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mindi’s loyalty transcended her training.
Photo via lifewithdogs.tv

Mindi—a rescued Black Labrador who was training to become a service dog IN Carbondale, Illinois—lost her owner, Caroline Wylie, in a tragic car accident back in February, when the two of them were driving back from. . .

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