Main Content

Tag Archives: service dogs

Our dog, Tucker, a German Shepherd mix, goes just about everywhere with my husband and me. We frequent restaurants with outdoor seating so he can join us, and people invariably come up and talk to him, and incidentally us. The employees at the building supply store (where my husband spends a lot of time) know Tucker by name. He’s well …

Bridget and her service dog, Coal Bridget Evans is a volunteer trainer for the MidAmerica Service Dogs’ Foundation and started the University of Illinois Service Dog Project. Together with her service dog Coal, she has helped train more than 15 service dogs. Today, she shares why being a volunteer with a service-dog organization is special to her. I am a …

Joanne Wannan is the author of New Lives: Stories of Rescued Dogs Helping, Healing and Giving Hope. Below is an excerpt from her chapter about Leo, a Pit Bull once owned by Michael Vick who became a therapy dog and Canine Good Citizen.

We’re giving away four copies of the new book, Every Dog Has a Gift: True Stories of Dogs Who Bring Hope and Healing into Our Lives. By Rachel McPherson, founder of the therapy-dog organization The Good Dog Foundation, Every Dog Has a Gift is about dogs who help people in incredible ways. Whether by lending an ear to a traumatized …

A student from a childhood reading program practices reading aloud with a dog. (Photo: Andrew Yackira) Guest blogger Rachel McPherson is the founder and executive director of The Good Dog Foundation in New York City and author of the new book Every Dog Has a Gift. In my new book, Every Dog Has a Gift, I share true stories of …

“Career Change” dog Sasha is up for adoption at Dogs for the Deaf. New blog feature! Each week we’ll highlight Petfinder rescue-group members with unusual adoption programs, fun event ideas and other things that make them distinctive. Dogs for the Deaf in Central Point, Oregon, selects dogs from shelters and rescue groups and trains them to be Hearing Dogs. The …