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2013-10-06 12:20:15

Therapy Dog "Elle" Teaches Children About Dog Safety, Reading, and Overcoming Prejudice LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top therapy dog, a pit bull named Elle (pronounced Ellie) from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina who helps teach children about dog safety, reading, and overcoming prejudice and stereotypes - something a pit bull knows too much about - has been named this year's "American Hero Dog" at the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog...

2013-09-04 04:20:26

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting PLC announced today that the 2014 Hunting Art Prize Charity will be Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, an organization dedicated to inspiring and restoring the physical and emotional independence of disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130904/DA73362LOGO) Through the nonprofit, service dogs undergo an extensive training program, where they are taught to perform a wide range...

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....

2013-07-18 23:04:03

Charity dog wash supports service K-9’s to help veterans reclaim their lives. Tysons Corner, VA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 On Sunday July 21st, “National Wash Your Dog Day,” Dogtopia (http://www.dogtopia.com), a national dog daycare franchise, is calling upon Americans to help change the lives of veterans for the better – one dirty dog at a time. Part of a nationwide initiative to observe and honor their heroic efforts, Dogtopia will host its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash in 29 U.S....

2013-07-16 23:00:17

A golden retriever being raised by Duval County Judge Emmet Ferguson for new Horizons Service Dogs is named Wolfson, in recognition of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Ferguson’s 6-year old daughter Emma Ruth has been a patient at Wolfson Children’s many times since her birth. This is the second time that Judge Ferguson has raised a pup for New Horizons Service Dogs, an Orange City-based organization that partners trained dogs with disabled clients throughout Florida. Jacksonville, FL...

2013-06-25 12:31:25

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania pet owners licensed 124,555 dogs in March during "Dog License Awareness Month," exceeding the 100,000-license goal set by state dog law officials. In recognition of the milestone, pet specialty retailer PetSmart(®) today donated $10,000 to Susquehanna Service Dogs. The non-profit organization trains and provides service and hearing dogs that help children and adults with special needs become more independent....

2013-06-06 23:20:03

With a growing forum community that currently includes over 14,000 dog trainers and owners from across the globe, Dog Trick Academy encourages more individuals with beloved furry friends to sign up and share knowledge, lessons, advice, and support using the power of the World Wide Web. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The Dog Trick Academy (or DogTrickAcademy.com), an online resource created by renowned dog trainer Jean Cote, recently celebrated a remarkable achievement when its forum...

2013-05-31 23:16:12

Twenty-two veterans take their lives every day with over 600,000 living with psychological trauma from their service to our country. This Able Veteran is doing our part to help them. Carbondale, Illinois (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 On Memorial Day, we paused to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our country. But, remembering isn't enough. There is more we can do to truly thank our military personnel. There is one organization that understands the problems and gaps veterans face,...

2013-04-21 23:02:49

Pet parents learn training tips from experts Victoria Stilwell, Ian Dunbar, Tony Knight, Paul Owens, and more during Merrick Pet Care´s Dogington University Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 As part of a larger initiative to educate pet parents on how to have the healthiest and happiest dogs and promote the importance of responsible dog parenting, The Dogington Post and Merrick Pet Care teamed up to create “Merrick Pet Care´s Dogington University,” a series of...