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K9s for Warriors and Purdue study PTSD dogs
We recently were introduced to a long article about K9s for Warriors and the work that they do with veterans and service dogs that we wanted to share with you. The article talks about the organization, as well as a couple of partnerships between military veterans and their specially trained service dogs.
Pick of the Litter Captures Guide Dog Journey
It certainly “takes a village” to raise and train an assistance dog. But many people have no idea of the time and work involved. They also may not realize that not every dog that starts training makes it through. Pick of the Litter is a documentary providing a view into this process.
505 Leash Project
You might think a leash is just a leash, but the one I use for my service dog, Lovey, is one I bought from the 505 Leash Project. I love this leash!
The leashes are handmade by military veterans and a percentage of the proceeds from leash sales benefits Assistance Dogs of the West based in Santa Fe, NM
Fair Housing, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals
There’s a lot of confusion about the Fair Housing Act. The laws pertaining to service animals, emotional support animals, and therapy animals in the Housing Act are not the same as those for Public Access under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Here’s some information.
Keeping Older Dogs on the Move
My retired service dog, Whistle, has been fortunate with being in good health most of his life, but now that he’s 13, he’s really been having mobility issues. Whistle’s vet recommended veterinary rehabilitation. There was a therapy pool where he walked on a treadmill in water, agility exercises with FitPAWS equipment and a little trampoline, and laser treatment; all of which seem to help.