Posts Tagged “service dog”

Organization Giving Away PTSD Service Dog

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Organization Giving Away PTSD Service Dog

EOD Warrior Foundation Seeks EOD Tech in Need of Assistance Dog The EOD Warrior Foundation is partnering with MADE in Texas Assistance Dogs to pair a trained service dog with an EOD technician in need NICEVILLE, Florida – (August 1, 2016) – Many EOD technicians need assistance when they return home from combat. Those who…

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9 Year Old Girl Starts Business to Raise Money For Service Dog

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9 Year Old Girl Starts Business to Raise Money For Service Dog

by Robert Hudson Nine year old Abbi Broadway was diagnosed with epilepsy and with seizures happening throughout the night, Abbi’s Mom Robin began looking toward training their black lab Preston to be a service dog that alerts to seizures. “It’s going to cost upwards of $20,000,” Robin says. To help raise money, Abbi started baking…

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Blind Man Denied Uber Ride Because of His Dog

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Blind Man Denied Uber Ride Because of His Dog

MADISON, Wisc.  A Wisconsin man is claiming discrimination after he said he was denied an Uber ride because of his service dog. Dave Tolmie, who is legally blind, has had his service dog Divit for more than five years. “He keeps me safe everyday and we’re a great team,” said Tolmie, who called his dog…

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Pit Bull Teaches an Autistic Boy to Hug and Kiss His Mother For the First time in Their Lives.

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Pit Bull Teaches an Autistic Boy to Hug and Kiss His Mother For the First time in Their Lives.

What could possibly be more horrible for a Mother than to never be able to embrace her son, show him affection, or a kiss on the cheek.  For Amanda Granados and her son Joey, this was their reality. Joey was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a disorder on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, at age seven…

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A Dog Changes the Life of an Autistic, Blind, and Epileptic Child

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A Dog Changes the Life of an Autistic, Blind, and Epileptic Child

Tom Penders is the father of a teenager named Becky. She is autistic. She is also many other things. “She was born with a condition called Bilateral Anophthalmia (born without eyes and optic nerves),” he says. “At 5 she was diagnosed with autism and at 10 years she developed epilepsy. It is a long hard…

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Dog and Animal Trainer Brandon McMilan, CBS Series Lucky Dog Host, Speaks With Us

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Dog and Animal Trainer Brandon McMilan, CBS Series Lucky Dog Host, Speaks With Us

This week we were honored to speak with celebrity trainer and animal behaviorist and host of the Emmy-nominated television series Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan. Brandon  is an animal trainer and behaviorist who has spent his entire life learning about and working with all types of animals—from household pets to the wildest of untamed beasts. Born into a…

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School Disallows Service Dog For Autistic Child Without a Dog Handler Present

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School Disallows Service Dog For Autistic Child Without a Dog Handler Present

SHERWOOD, Ore. — After months of watching her son struggle, a Sherwood mom said she decided to bring his service dog to school, even though she knew it was against the rules. John McDonald has autism and his dog, Kai helps him keep calm and safe. The 6-year-old boy and 70-pound Labrador stay connected with…

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Pig the Dog Trains For Therapy Work

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Pig the Dog Trains For Therapy Work

Pig the dog is one of the most unusual looking dogs you may ever see. She was born with a birth defect  called “short spine syndrome”. She appears to not have a neck and the length of her body is about 7 inches shorter than normal, giving her the appearance of a pig! This has…

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A Special Bond with Jackson the Service Dog

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A Special Bond with Jackson the Service Dog

Service dogs do some incredible things to help people with disabilities and challenges.  We wanted to get a more personal insight to this special bond and interviewed Kathy Bowman and her dog Jackson.  When did you first get Jackson and how did you hook up with him? I was matched with Jackson on August 2,…

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Gander and Lon

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Gander and Lon

by Robert Paul Hudson Gander is a service dog for Lon B Hodge, a veteran who suffers from PTSD. They are each half of a whole that together is bigger than themselves. They complete each other. The role of a service dog for veterans cannot be defined by a few simple words. “I think that…

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