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by Diana Hockley


This week we are once again talking about service dogs–service dogs can give their human new life. Battle Buddies was started in 2012 by John and Jo Anne Creed. After meeting several veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries in their state of South Carolina, they saw a need for service dogs and Battle Buddies was born.

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A Service Dog Named Stubby

IN THE August 11 ISSUE

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by Diana Hockley


This week we have an interesting interview with Carla King, whose life was changed by a service dog named Stubby.

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5 Common Service Dog Myths

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

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by Erica Horn


I love my job as a dog trainer, more specifically, a service dog trainer. Although I train privately, a huge part of my job and daily life is educating the public about service dogs. Much of the time I have a service dog in training with me when I am out and about and I am frequently approached by people wishing to know more about the dog at my side.

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by Wendy Hunter


In this world of terrorist threats, ridiculous political nonsense, and far too many shootings, we could really use a hero. And I mean a REAL hero. I’m not talking about stereotypical vigilantes like Batman, Spiderman, or Wonder Woman. There’s only so far you can go with a flashy car, spandex, and a push-up breastplate. The dictionary defines a hero as: “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.” But what about a champion like Underdog?

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by Erica Horn


There are two things that I am passionate about: spreading awareness about Type 1 Diabetes and rehabilitating shelter dogs. Being a Type 1 Diabetic as well as an avid dog lover, it’s no surprise that I have now chosen Diabetes Alert Service Dog trainer as my profession.

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by Melanie Daniel


When Fresno Bully Rescue first rescued Roscoe from the streets, the eight-week-old puppy had a severe case of Demodectic Mange. After months of daily baths and doses of medication, his Rescue family watched this fearful, hairless, scabby puppy transform to a silly puppy with white and grey fur. When he was six months old, Roscoe was transferred to a temporary foster home, and after two days, his foster mom realized she couldn’t let him go. So on October 3, 2012 Roscoe finally found the forever family he’d been searching for.

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