Archive for the 'Service Dogs' Category

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Women Threatened with Trespassing Charges After Bringing Service Dogs to Dunkin Donuts

August 16th, 2008

Kiersten Niles, who uses a service dog for seizure alert and hearing assistance, says she was refused service at Dunkin’ Donuts in Manchester, New Hampshire last month. Ms. Niles was told that her service dog, Loretta, was not welcome in the store. After Niles was told to leave with Loretta, she called Judi Bayly, of […]

Service Dog Artist Nicknamed “Salvador Doggie” Paints For Charity

April 13th, 2008

Athens, a five year old Golden Retriever who assists a wheelchair user, has a nickname: “Salvador Doggie.” Athens paints with a specially made paintbrush that he can grip in his mouth, and his talents have made waves in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. The service dog will be auctioning several of his works to […]

Military Prisoners Serving Time Give Back By Training Service Dogs For Injured Veterans

March 28th, 2008

At the Camp Lejeune brig in North Carolina, something amazing is happening: 11 young Marines imprisoned for crimes like theft and drug abuse are training service dogs that will be donated to injured comrades returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. While many programs exist that use civilian prisoners to train service dogs and even wild horses, […]

Dog Video Of The Day: A Sweet Service Dog’s Revenge

March 7th, 2008

This is a great Norwegian public service message promoting people to become puppy raisers (the families who take care of puppies before they are able to enter training to become service dogs). I really enjoyed it!

Service Dogs Shocked on Public Transit

February 22nd, 2008

Service dogs and their handlers in Oregon will be watching their step when riding public transportation for the foreseeable future, as the local transportation authority puzzles over why wet train platforms are shocking dogs’ paws. Patricia Kepler reported that her guide dog, Reuben, was shocked four times while trying to board the train. A puppy […]

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