Posts tagged "Guide Dogs"

Pets As Write Offs? IRS Says Maybe Yes

Pets As Write Offs? IRS Says Maybe Yes
Pets are family, according to nearly all survey, over 90 percent of pet owners consider their furry (or even scaly or feathered friend) a member of the family. We’re increasingly willingly to do anything for them. But they can give back to us now in an all new way, according to Daily Finance As the... Read more »

Assistance Dogs ARE Happy, Guest Column by Toni Eames

Assistance Dogs ARE Happy, Guest Column by Toni Eames
“Assistance Dogs May be Well Cared For But Are They Happy” was the title of a controversial column featuring Jennifer Arnold, founder of a service dog school called Canine Assistants and author of ”Though A Dog’s Eyes”  (Spiegal & Grau, New York, NY, 2010; $25). Many disagreed vehemently with Arnold, including the author of this guest blog, Toni... Read more »

Conversation about Raising a Guide Dog

Conversation about Raising a Guide Dog
From my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World LISTEN HERE to my conversation with Dr. Theresa DePorter. She’s  raising a Guide dog named Ceva. Who better to socialize than a veterinarian in the process of being Boarded by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists? Dr. DePorter talks about socializing all puppies, and what we... Read more »
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American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards Preview

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On 11 – 11 – 11 – easy to remember, on the Hallmark Channel, American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards, presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine.

Hooray for American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in Hollywood

I had the honor before the red carpet event and the TV show taping for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards to interview Jim Hogan, a hearing and visually impaired U.S. Vietnam veteran. Clearly Attitucs, the Hero Dog Awards Grand Marshall provides a service to Jim, while Jim provides a service to many veterans, some older folks from Vietnam and before others are recently returning veterans. Jim and Atticus have traveled the world. His wife Pam (pictured here) told me, "I have confidence that Jim will be safe, no matter where her goes, because of Atticus." You often hear about the special bond service, assistance and Guide dogs have with their handlers. I think this picture illustrates that bond.
Images from the Red Carpet event at the Hollywood Hilton Hotel from the October 1, 2011 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. Then, behind-the-scenes photos from the ‘after party.’ I love the celebration of ordinary dogs achieving the extraordinary. The show, airing November 11 on the Hallmark Channel, will be filled with hero dogs, with... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast, America's Hero Dogs

Listen to this very special WGN Radio Petcast celebrating Hero Dogs, and the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards. Click HERE to listen. The celebration begins with Robin Ganzert, President/CEO of the American Humane Association who describes the Hero Dog Awards. Robin also describes the Lucy Fund created to support animal assisted therapy dogs to... Read more »
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Ambassador Rin Tin Tin

Stop the presses! Hold your horses! Big News!  As the contributions of military working dogs are being recognized for their accomplishments around the globe, the American Humane Association proudly announced that Rin Tin Tin has been named a  national ambassador for the Hero Dog Awards™. Rin Tin Tin might not be a household word among... Read more »

Hero Dog Awards

The Film and Television Unit of American Humane Association is heading up the search for America’s Hero Dogs, the Hero Dog Awards. Dogs may be nominated in eight categories: Law Enforcement and Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Hearing Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs. Finalists in each... Read more »

Celebrating Labor Day: Dogs With A Job

Dogs were mostly bred to do something – here’s a Labor Day celebration of working dogs!
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