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  1. Marley's Miracle Mutts

    Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization (30-0636031) that is concentrated on saving the lives of Kern County's incarcerated canines. Kern County's shelters are bursting at the seams and register some of the highest euthanasia rates in the country....

  2. Reflections about raising a leader dog for the blind vs. fostering Muncie Animal Rescue Fund dogs : an honors thesis

    Contributor(s):: Joan A. Studnicky

    Dogs are used for so many purposes in today's world. They are used to hunt, search for and rescue endangered individuals, keep our country safe by sniffing out bombs and drugs, entertain us in dog shows, lead the blind, or simply provide companionship.Dogs are of particular interest to me. I...

  3. Effects of a standardized obedience program on approachability and problem behaviors in dogs from rescue shelters

    Contributor(s):: Lauren Denise Hays

    Improved adoptability is a common goal among rescue shelters. Dogs are more likely to be adopted if they are friendly, mannerly, and approachable. The possibility of improving rescue shelter dogs' behavior through an obedience program has not been examined. We developed an approachability...

  4. Hope comes covered in fur: Donna Waugh at TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas

    Contributor(s):: Donna Waugh

    The 2013 "Hero Dog of the Year" John D. and his human, Donna, team up to advance the use of canines in human cancer detection, offering hope that comes covered in fur.Donna Waugh is President of the American Scent Dog Association. The K9 handler and scent dog trainer 2006 began using...

  5. Randagismo e volontariato in Sardegna: Maria Elena Pisu at TEDxViaTirso

    Contributor(s):: Maria Elena Pisu

    Stray dogs are usually a problem : for dogs itselves, for health community, for safety. In this Tedx the speaker shows us how it is possible to transform a social problem in a social opportunity, with educational , economical and health effect. Maria Elena Pisu has started to take care of...

  6. Comparison of the characteristics and attitudes of dog adopters from three dog rescue groups

    Contributor(s):: Zelda L. Zimmerman

    A web-based survey was conducted to investigate the relationships between adopters and the dogs they adopted from three types of rescue groups/organizations: humane societies, greyhound rescues, and pit bull rescues. The dog selected to adopt can vary for many reasons, one of which is breed...

  7. Operation Delta Dog

    Working with experienced trainers and positive-reinforcement methods, we rescue homeless dogs from Massachusetts shelters and breed-rescue groups and train them to work as service dogs with local veterans who are suffering with TBI and PTSD.Assistance animals are a practical and successful way to...

  8. Puppies for Parole

    Puppies for Parole is a unique program made possible through our partnerships with animal shelters and animal advocate groups statewide. Selected offenders have the opportunity to become trainers to rescue dogs in the program. Offenders work with the dogs teaching them basic obedience skills and...

  9. The healing species: Cheri Brown Thompson at TEDxColumbiaSC

    Contributor(s):: Cheri Brown

    Founder of The Healing Species, a unique educational program that uses rescued dogs to teach compassion and build character in at-risk youth.

  10. Computational public safety- dogs, robots and disasters: Dr. Alexander Ferworn at TEDxRyersonU

    Contributor(s):: Alexander Ferworn

    Dr. Alexander Ferworn, professor at the Department of Computer Science, has made a career at Ryerson by looking at challenges from perspectives very different from those of his colleagues. He started with the idea to put cameras on rescue dogs who search rubble, which led to attaching robots to...

  11. Missouri Patriot Paws

    At Missouri Patriot Paws, our goal is to provide Missouri military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with a trained Service dog, most of these dogs of which will be rescued from local shelters. This is accomplished by pairing the veteran...

  12. In Dog We Trust

    We rescue death row dogs, some sick or injured, rehabilitate and get them healthy to have a new purpose in life for our wounded warriors and other individuals, our concept is unusual but has proved highly succesful! Some wounded warriors have told us how much they love adopting a rescued dog that...

  13. Safe Humane Chicago

    Partnering veterans with shelter dogs in Safe Humane’s Court Case Dog™ Program, VALOR uses the human-animal bond to help veterans achieve emotional healing. Veterans gain a sense of efficacy as they socialize and train these animals who have survived abuse and neglect. Current...

  14. Canine Community Corps

    The Canine Community Corps promotes rescue, dignity, and service among military veterans, prison inmates and shelter dogs. Through our efforts, these three populations create a compassionate community in which everyone both serves and is served. The Canine Community Corps is a registered...

  15. Hearts 4 Heroes United States

    Hearts 4 Heroes Corp. “H4HUS” is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides equine-assisted and canine-assisted therapy to U.S. veterans suffering from physical and psychological impairments, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).H4HUS offers this support to veterans free of...

  16. Pits for Patriots

    Pits for Patriots is a Chicagoland-based registered 501(c) 3 charity recognized by the federal government as a not-for-profit charity.  Founded in May of 2011, Pits for Patriots trains qualified, rescued pit bulls from various Chicago area dog rescues and shelters, to work as service,...

  17. Dogs for Heroes

    Our mission to place rescued American Staffordshire Terrier's, Staffordshire Terrier's, American Pit Bulls, American Bullies, English Bulldogs, and other Molosser Breeds, then rehabilitate and train them as Companion, and Service Dogs for fellow Veterans who are suffering with Post...

  18. Pathways to Hope

    Pathways to Hope has several different prison dog programs that strive toward inmate rehabilitation and provide training for potential service dogs.

  19. Canine Assistance Rehabilitation Education & Services (CARES, Inc.)

    The largest specialty service CARES has to offer is the provision of canine assistants to people across the United States. This aspect is what makes CARES so unique among other canine assistance schools. CARES is one of the only schools that acts as a center for independent living, which is the...

  20. Dogs 4 Disabled Veterans

    D4DV is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to the rehabilitation of rescued and shelter dogs and giving them a purpose as service dogs or emotional support dogs for disabled veterans. We are located in south Florida and proudly serve our veterans throughout the state.