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Archive for 'Service and Therapy Pets'

The Role Emotional Support Animals Play on Planes

December 01, 2014

I recently posted on Facebook about a flight I had sitting next to a beautiful young woman traveling with two emotional support dogs. I included in my post about how I got to see first hand the important role such pets can play in easing anxiety for their pet parent, especially when flying. Both dogs were properly registered and were wearing little vests detailing the role…  

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Always Faithful: Remembering Veterans and Their Four-Legged Friends

November 11, 2014

Today is Veteran’s Day, and as much as I’d like our blog editor to give me pages and pages to write about the veterans I’ve known, highlighting their bravery and service to their country, I just haven’t been given the space. So let’s keep this short and sweet and think about a few quick facts. Veteran’s Day wasn’t always Veteran’s Day, it started out as…  

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And The Hero Dog Awards Winner Is…Susie!

November 07, 2014

Last month marked the Fourth Annual Hero Dog Awards presented by the American Humane Association to honor the human/animal bond and the extreme canine heroes who walk among us. Eight categories participate including military dogs, law enforcement dogs, service dogs, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs, guide dogs, and hearing dogs. To give you an idea of the extraordinary feats these dogs perform, the first…  

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Happy Anniversary to the Best of Buddies

September 22, 2014

It’s been a year since the Stoneburner family added a new family member to their group and discovered a whole new dimension in four-footed love. In late August of 2013, Sprite, a service dog, brought her warm brown eyes, cold wet nose, and ever-wagging tail to become best buddies with Will, a youngster with Down syndrome. Will’s parents were interested in a service dog to…  

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