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Keeping Fido Happy and Healthy During the Colder Months

Bernie-the-Boxer shares some canine wisdom to help your service or pet dog stay warm, safe and healthy during the cold winter months.

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Giving Thanks To All Our Dog Heroes

Thanksgiving: A time to remember and give thanks. The dogs in these stories, who have saved numerous lives, remind us to be grateful. To them, and to all the canines in our world, whether they be highly-trained service dogs or just the excitable puppy dashing about our feet we give thanks.

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Happy Halloween (boo!)

Do service dogs have fun? You bet they do! Here’s some in their Halloween finery, with other dogs in their fancy costumes. Enjoy and . . . don’t be scared!

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Deserting Your Dog in a Disaster

Disasters bring out the best — and worst of human behavior. This post describes how deserting your dog, cat or other pet could result in being charged with a felony. Also included: links to review legitimate charities to help both people and animals in need.

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Review: The Best Food for Your Dog (Did yours make the list?)

Selecting nutritious dog food for your service dog or family pet isn’t easy. Labels are confusing and the wrong choice can be downright dangerous.

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A Service Dog’s Purpose

The book and film “A Dog’s Purpose” leads one of our contributors to ask (and answer): “What is a Service Dog’s Purpose?”

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Service Dogs in Action

Watch a service dog in action. A 2nd video shows the impact of one child with autism when he gets a service dog named Gus.

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A Service Dog Named “Blue” and Owner Gets Hired

When a man with a brain injury and a service dog couldn’t find a job, Lowe’s of Canada, stepped in.

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“Hark! Who goes there?”

Many hearing dogs have used their exceptional ability to save the lives of their deaf human partners. Our regular “Fido” friends have often done the same. Here are a few stories of these heroic canines.

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Book Review: Therapy Dogs And The Stories They Tell

The use of animals, particularly dogs, to help people through crisis, has been well documented. Less known, however, are therapists whose certified pets assist during the counseling session. This wise book documents numerous therapeutic sessions with the help of a trio of Brussels Griffons.

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