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Dogs in Public – Who’s Who and What’s What

Dogs in Public – Who’s Who and What’s What

Lovey and I had the awesome opportunity to recently serve on a working group led by the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Assistance Dogs of the West. Our task was to create a Model Guideline for Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters for New Mexico. We wanted to share this Guideline and accompanying video with you in case you might be interested in developing something similar for your state or local organization. The guideline we developed was based on Washington state’s policy. It provides practical information to domestic violence direct service providers about service and support animals, but it can also be used as guidance for any program or business that is open to the public.

FitPAWS For Working Dog Training and Fun

FitPAWS For Working Dog Training and Fun

FitPAWS is fun for working dogs and their partners. It keeps dogs fit and builds the human-animal bond. Marcie Davis talks about her own experience using FitPAWS and talks to Jill Felice, Founder and Program Director of Assistance Dogs of the West about how she uses FitPAWS for dog training.

How Smith’s Food & Drug is Communicating with Customers about Service Animals

How Smith’s Food & Drug is Communicating with Customers about Service Animals

By Marcie Davis I recently interviewed Marsha Gilford, who serves as Regional Corporate Affairs Manager for the Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional grocery store chain. We spoke about what she is doing in her role overseeing community relations at Smith’s...

It is a Privilege to Honor Our Assistance Dogs

It is a Privilege to Honor Our Assistance Dogs

by Edward Crane, My Assistance Dog Inc. Each year during the first full week of August, International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) is celebrated around the world. It is a time we celebrate the contributions of all assistance dogs around the world and educate everyone to...

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