After serving our country and doing active military duty, many young men and women have a difficult time returning to civilian life. That’s where K9s For Warriors comes in. They provide service dogs to veterans struggling with issues that arise from their time in the service as they return to society.
November 11th is Veterans Day, a day to honor our brave veterans who made sacrifices for our country to fight and serve in the United States Armed Forces. The dogs in these videos help veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental illness, or physical disabilities after coming home.
Most of us are familiar with service dogs and their important purposes for those in need. They can even detect certain diseases like diabetes and alert if a seizure is oncoming within a person. So take a look at these five amazing service dogs in action!
Even if service dogs can come in all shapes and sizes, they all must share some common traits–intelligence, calmness, and friendliness–and they must be willing and easy to train. Here are the five best service dog breeds.
Service dogs help with mobility, medical alerts, and emotional needs. However, there are other ways that they can help individuals beyond their usual roles. A new study shows that service dogs may impact people’s lives on an emotional, companionship level.
A new training program proves that dogs, themselves, may be among the best trainers in the world. Leader Dogs for the Blind has an executive training program that brings soft skills to the forefront of manager training.
Healing Paws for Warriors has come up with an excellent idea to raise money for training service dogs, and you can help by donating your shoes! They’re accepting new or gently worn shoes at local Florida dropoff locations.
In a new study, medical alert dogs detected and warned patients with type 1 diabetes of hypoglycemic episodes in 83 percent of 4,000 cases.
Service dogs can help stroke patients with mobility, accessibility, and warning their owners of upcoming attacks. They can also provide companionship for those who are depressed or withdrawn.
Whether your dog is a guide dog or just a companion that helps you guide through life with some added happiness, DogTime would like to commend and celebrate the work these dogs do to help their humans. Below are some wonderful guide dogs doing what they do best.
More than 250 veterinary ophthalmologists from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada will be donating their time and services to help make this wonderful event a rousing success.
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service dogs to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of their military service (post 9/11).
There are so many dogs that help us throughout the year, from service & comfort dogs to K9s and more. Here are 9 of the best, most heartwarming stories of working pups from 2016 for Labor Day!
You’ve probably heard of “working like a dog.” These pups take their work seriously at some of the most fun, interesting, and unique jobs we’ve seen in the past year!
These stories of service dogs, incredible rescues, and amazing pups that go above and beyond will warm your heart and make you feel good.
Three puppies have just completed their first semester of training at Puppy University, a program at Virginia Tech that prepares pups to become service dogs.
Chicago O’Hare International Airport opened a bathroom for service dogs so owners don’t have to exit the airport and go through security again.
Today there are as many as 3000 dogs guarding and protecting our military personnel, working with them as partners, and serving with courage and loyalty…
Editorial: Falsely claiming your pet dog is a service dog is a crime; regardless of what one’s motives are; plus, it hurts people who legitimately rely on such animals.
Two-legged therapists with years of training and experience don't underestimate the impact of comfort dogs on people who have been through intense trauma.
A Rhodesian Ridgeback dog named Cali helps students at a New Jersey elementary school by smelling for high cortisone levels — which can mean high stress.