Service Animal Relief Areas at Airports

Have you traveled through an airport since the U.S. Department of Transportation required airports to install service animal relief areas? Whistle and I flew to Washington, D.C. last week. We traveled through the Chicago Midway Airport and Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. We had a three hour layover on the way to Washington, D.C. in Chicago. I was so disappointed …

Courthouse Dogs Help Ensure Justice is Served

Have you heard of a courthouse dog? They’re not legal experts, but these specially trained dogs are being used in the criminal justice system to help provide support for crime victims and their families, and even for social workers or other staff members. Increasingly, courthouse dogs are being used in states across the country. Although they’re called courthouse dogs, these …

National Assistance Dog Week August 8-14, 2010

We are so excited about the upcoming 2010 National Assistance Dog Week. And, to celebrate this special week, we decided to create and to launch a new web site dedicated solely to National Assistance Dog Week (www.assistancedogweek.org). As an assistance dog lover and partner, it dawned on me a few years ago that assistance dogs needed recognition for the countless …