A program that prepares service dogs for permanent placement with wounded veterans and their families has been booted from Fort Belvoir and Walter Reed without explanation, the program’s executive director says.
“Some people get on the floor with the dogs and they roll around. It’s pure joy,” said Denise “Dino” Sierp, who heads the service dogs organization.
The first dogs to complete a Virginia veterinary school’s “Puppy University” are ready to don their caps and gowns.
A company that has trained dogs to recognize the smell of human fecal bacteria has been sniffing out sources of water pollution nationwide, discovering broken sewer pipes, leaking septic tanks and illegal sewage discharges, to the delight of environmental groups and government agencies.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials say two Maryland correctional dogs died from heat exhaustion when a vehicle’s air conditioner failed. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services tells The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1KoALBp) one of…
While dogs can\’t cure post-traumatic stress disorder, they help troubled veterans cope and move on with their lives.
Service dogs-in-training visited Georgetown University Law Center Wednesday to practice being around people and to help ease the stress of exams for exhausted law students.
Marine veteran Capt. Jason Haag is speaking openly about living
with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury. After three tours, two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, his physical injuries were
healing but his mental ones were not.
On Sunday July 21, Dogtopia, a national dog day care franchise, hosted its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit service dogs for veterans who work year-round.