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Family Wins $100,000 Claim of Wrongful Eviction Over Service Dog


Written by: Phil Monahan

Ayla and her service dog, Princess Shasta, who replaced Lilly Joy.
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In 2009, five-year-old Ayla Casabier, who suffers from life-threatening type 1 diabetes, got a Golden Retriever puppy named Lily Joy. The new puppy was being trained to replace Ayla’s Black Lab, a diabetes-detection service dog, to. . .

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Rescue Dogs Save Veterans From Committing Suicide


Written by: Phil Monahan

Companions for Heroes provides dogs to servicemen and women recovering from psychological challenges.
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David E. Sharpe, a senior airman in the United States Air Force, has an unfortunately all too familiar story of suffering and loss following a military deployment in 2002 to Saudi Arabia. The brave and selfless war veteran suffered. . .

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Video: One Dog’s Powerful Healing Effects on Two Wounded Veterans


Written by: Phil Monahan

Justin Landsford (left) and Spencer Milo have both benefitted from Gabe’s service.
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Here’s an amazing story of a program that allows one dog to provide healing and hope for two returning soldiers. The Warrior Canine Connection uses veterans to train dogs that will help other. . .

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Group Helps Working Dogs Retire with Dignity


Written by: Phil Monahan

Nico would snuggle up with wounded Sgt. Calvin Aguilar in his hospital bed.
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We have posted many times about the amazing bravery displayed my military working dogs throughout the world, helping our servicemen and -women in many capacities. Dogs perform many similar functions as law-enforcement partners here in. . .

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Hero Therapy Dog Honored for Her 1,000th Visit


Written by: Phil Monahan

Nurse Regina Davis gives Dakota a treat as part of his visit on Saturday.
Photo by David Sharos via beaconnews.suntimes.com

A beautiful seven-and-a-half-year-old Golden Retriever named Dakota Sioux is being hailed for making her 1,000th visit as a certified therapy dog near her home in Boulder Hill, Illinois, just west of Chicago. Dakota’s owner, Danny Brown, got the idea for. . .

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