The list of types of service dogs is constantly growing — as is the diversity of service dog breeds that help people.
Let’s talk about who a service dog is and what it takes to make the grade.
Got drive, good temperament and love a challenge? Here’s how to certify your dog as a therapy dog, search and rescue dog, or Canine Good Citizen dog.
Of course the German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever have something to say on the topic, but we also talked to some of the other smartest dog breeds.
So far, the artist has drawn Cinderella and Snow White with service dogs, with the hope of raising awareness and money for his own helper.
Rebecca Ascher-Walsh profiles 38 amazing dogs, from those who help after disaster strikes to ones who provide physical and emotional support.
The dog bathroom at Vancouver International Airport helps make travel easier for dogs and their people.
James and Dawn Talyor adopted the Pug as a pet, but she has turned out to be much more to military veteran James.
JJ acts as an alert dog for Kaelyn Krawczyk, letting an adult know if her human is about to have a dangerous mastocytosis reaction.
PTSD sufferer Carl Ringberg didn’t mind at all that Jed was overly affectionate.
By alerting to sounds, Dogs for the Deaf graduates increase freedom and independence for their people. They are also excellent companions.
At Canine Assistants service dog school, we switched to a social learning model that uses bond-building exercises.
Not all dogs are suited to be best friends with a special-needs child, but when they are, an unbreakable and life-changing bond forms between them.
CCI plans to graduate 60 service dog teams a year from the new Kinkeade Campus in Irving, Texas.
An Adventist Medical Center employee who is paid enough to know better violated the ADA in a spectacular fashion, according to a lawsuit.
We chat with founder Lori Stevens about how service dogs can help disabled vets get their independence back.
In our future with dogs, a commitment to responsibly maintaining breeds goes hand in hand with our goal to become a no-kill nation.
Tracy Libby’s new book chronicles how service dogs have improved the lives of veterans, including Irwin Stovroff, a 93-year-old WWII vet.
The schools have halted this important dual training, leaving Jae Spalding and others like them without guides.
Matt and Melanie Pedersen take over for prison puppy raisers on the weekends, helping to expose future service dogs to the outside world.
He’s the only AKC breed purposefully bred from feral dogs — it was an experiment that worked!
While many of the veterans were reluctant to revisit painful experiences, all were eager to share stories about the impenetrable bond they share with their service dogs.
The Golden Retriever guide dog who put himself between a bus and his handler will be honored at the ASPCA’s 2015 Humane Awards Luncheon.
Learn more about this brave K9 veteran and his partner, Navy SEAL Trevor Maroshek, in “Seal Dog” on the Smithsonian Channel.
The Golden Retriever visits hospitals and assisted-care facilities, and Mayor Annise Parker recently proclaimed her the Official Therapy Dog of Houston.
Since 2011, the Arizona nonprofit has placed more than 90 service and therapy dogs with veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury.
Major Diggs Brown: “I said it’s my service dog, and she said, ‘I don’t care, you need to leave, we don’t have dogs in the restaurant.'”
The Goldendoodle serves as the “comfort companion” for Ballard-Durand Funeral & Cremation Services, providing those who have lost loved ones with canine grief therapy.
The story of two abandoned dogs, a blind Jack Russell Terrier and his seeing-eye Staffordshire Terrier, has captured hearts in England, America, and beyond.
Danielle Jacobs trained Samson to alert to depressive episodes and self-harm. We see the Rottweiler at work in this moving video.
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