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Tag Archives: servicepets

Retiring Nestle to a Life of Leisure

June 05, 2012

Usually, when I write for the PHC blog, I try and emphasize all the good things about working with a service dog – and there are many. I wouldn’t stop working guide dogs for anything in the world, but there is one aspect of partnering with a working dog that I will never enjoy…and that’s what I have to post about this time. The thing…  

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A Match That Makes Both Lives Better

May 29, 2012

Here’s a riddle for you: Question: What do you call it when good people and good dogs meet up with good ideas to help a good cause? Answer: Life-changing. We see articles frequently about soldiers in Afghanistan who’ve adopted pets there, and even some who have been lucky enough to bring home their furry friends. But what about the soldiers who’ve come home needing help…  

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Armed Forces Day – Honor our Canine Military Heroes

May 19, 2012

We have so many heroes to honor on this day, our men and women who are taking care of our country (whether home or abroad) and the canines who also work so hard to keep us safe. It’s amazing to read some of the stories about their courage and willingness to be right there with their master while working to protect us all. They deserve…  

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Some Visits Can Be Tough

May 09, 2012

One of the toughest parts of making pet assisted therapy visits can be visiting senior citizens. Not because seniors are difficult to visit with, but because they are in the last chapters of their lives. We have several different facilities that we visit each month where the seniors range in age to above 100! When you visit the same facilities month after month, you can’t help but…  

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