Most Recent Working Dog News

Power Of A Dog

January 7, 2021

“A dog in school. Can you image that? “They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I would like to tell you what I see when I see this picture of a dog in school,” said Daleville City Schools teacher Kimberly Henderson. “I see so much more.” As a student support services teacher for […]

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Puppy Bowl

January 7, 2021

Not even a global pandemic can stop teams Ruff and Fluff.  On Super Bowl Sunday, nearly six dozen mischievous mutts will hit the field for the 17th annual Puppy Bowl on the new Discovery + streaming service and Animal Planet (2 EST/11 PST), which drafts pint-sized pooches for a playful “game” of football. Photos of next month’s […]

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Therapy Dogs At School

January 7, 2021

Those who own a dog can attest to their ability to lift mood, improve stress and bring joy by simply being there, unanswering, seemingly all-knowing and always delighted to see you.  Therapy animals are known for their calm and comforting nature, giving people a way to relax, de-stress and interact with a loving pet.  They […]

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Airlines For Animals

January 6, 2021

American Airlines says it will no longer allow emotional support animals starting next week. The change matches a new Department of Transportation regulation that says airlines aren’t required to treat emotional support animals as service animals. The DOT defines a service animal as a dog “trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit […]

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Animal Wellness

January 5, 2021

Costa Mesa, Calif.– Animal Wellness Center of OC, an 8,000-square-foot Holistic, Integrative animal care and aquatic conditioning facility opened in late August 2020. This first of its kind state of the art facility gives both pet parents and their four-legged family members a spa experience with wellness and recovery as the focus. The Animal Wellness […]

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Journey The Service Dog

January 5, 2021

Several weeks ago, News Center 7 introduced you to a woman named Dottie Podiak, who’s service dog in training, Fate, died after ingesting rat poison. Podiak was worried that her current service dog, Blessing, was getting too old to help train another dog before he passed. However, that changed Tuesday when Podiak got to meet […]

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ESA’s On Airlines

January 5, 2021

American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs. The change takes effect from Monday, although passengers […]

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Retired Service Dog

January 5, 2021

Horry County Police Department announced Tuesday the death of a retired service dog. Bloodhound Shelley died Monday morning at 11.5 years old, the department said. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired HCPD Bloodhound Shelley, who crossed over the rainbow bridge Monday morning at 11.5 years old,” the department tweeted. […]

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Vets Suffering From PTSD

January 5, 2021

It’s estimated that anywhere from 11% to 30% of military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their service, depending on the individual’s branch, years served and in what capacity. One way to help those struggling can be through the assistance of a service dog. To help serve the nation’s heroes, U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. […]

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Snoopy The Pup

January 5, 2021

The days that followed Ray’s death were dark and sad. Faced with the question how do I go on, and choosing to live and not die a slow death, I welcomed the arrival of Snoopy, who was eight weeks old. Unknown to me, a puppy is like a new child — the food, crate, clothes, […]

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