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Harness For Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog And Owner
2014-01-02 09:26:41

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna A guide dog communicates with a blind person via a harness and its handle. Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have investigated for the first time the forces guide dogs are exposed to during their work. Physiotherapists and movement analysts compared three types of harness to find which is best for the dog and the owner. The results were recently published in The Veterinary Journal. Guide dogs lend...

2013-11-05 12:27:34

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 5, 2103 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio Center Total Production, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., launched a month long contest Friday to benefit "Canines for Disabled Kids" (CDK), a small non-profit that helps children discover, apply, and obtain service dogs to help with a variety of disabilities. During "No Shave for the Kids November", Studio Center male staff members will grow all sorts of facial hair including beards, mustaches and/or muttonchops. For...

2013-07-31 23:32:36

In honor of International Assistance Dog Week, Guiding Eyes for the Blind is inviting Westchester residents to get involved in the non-profit’s mission to transform lives through a number of special opportunities for volunteerism and philanthropy. Held August 4-10, International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize the devoted, hardworking service dogs that help individuals achieve their goals in life. Yorktown Heights, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 In honor of International...

2013-07-24 23:19:45

As the variety and number of assistance dogs grows, how can they be better integrated into the workplace? New research initiative will support both employees with assistance dogs and employers. Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Did you know that assistance dogs include guide dogs, service dogs, hearing dogs, seizure and diabetes alert dogs, PTSD dogs and more? Increasingly, assistance dogs of all types are transforming the lives of their human partners in a multitude of ways....

2013-07-13 23:03:07

Leader Dogs for the Blind has received the support of Julian Omidi and his brother Dr. Michael Omidi, co-founders of Civic Duty, to support its volunteer programs. Rochester Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 Leader Dogs for the Blind thanks the Omidi brothers and their charity, Civic Duty, for this grant and their commitment to recognizing community service and volunteerism. Recognized as one of the “Best in America” nonprofit organizations by the Independent Charities of...

2013-07-12 23:21:23

Leader Dogs for the Blind has received the support of Julian Omidi, Dr. Michael Omidi, and Maria Abaca, co-founders of Animal Support. Rochester Hills, Michigan (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Leader Dogs for the Blind thanks the Omidi brothers and Ms. Abaca, and their charity, Animal Support, for the grant and interest in positively impacting the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. Recognized as one of the “Best in America” nonprofit organizations by the Independent Charities...

2013-02-12 08:31:47

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America's VetDogs is proud to have placed a specially trained service dog with former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords. America first saw "Nelson" on January 8, when Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, were interviewed on the second anniversary of the shooting in Arizona that wounded the congresswoman and 12 others, and left six people dead. Giffords suffered severe traumatic brain injuries, which left her with speech and...

2012-07-19 02:24:33

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Betty White will host the "Hooray for HollyWOOF" fundraiser benefiting Dogs for the Deaf and Generation Rescue, two non-profit organizations whose purpose is to serve people with disabilities, through innovative programming. The star-studded event will be held on Saturday, August 4th. In addition to a gala luncheon, the chance to mingle with Betty White, Lea Thompson, Constance Marie, Stephanie Carpentieri, Elaine Hendrix, Jason Gann and...

2012-05-04 10:25:22

MEDINA, Ohio, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- America's VetDogs® Treats is pleased to sponsor Tails for Troops, a social media campaign to be held at Facebook.com/VetDogsProducts. Stories of veterans and their services dogs in action are posted online, and social media community members of America's VetDogs® Products will be given the opportunity to share their reactions, responses and appreciation via video messages. Community-submitted videos will then be voted on by members for the...

2012-05-03 06:27:20

MIAMI, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is Specially-abled Pets Day, a time to commemorate pets who are handicapped, but also a time to celebrate the pets that help humans every day. While many people are aware of service dogs such as Seeing Eye dogs, they are much less aware of the other tasks service dogs can perform. To generate awareness of the amazing work service dogs do each and every day, petMD.com has put together a list of the top 10 pet assistants. Service Dogs: It is...