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There's a new member of the staff at OHSU Doerbecher Children's Hospital who walks on all fours and specializes in snuggling. Hope, a 2-year-old golden retriever, came to Portland...
Master's social work thesis on autism assistance dogs as a parent support resource
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I am doing my master's social work thesis on how autism service dogs can be a source of empowerment and social support for parents. Naturally, most of the...
Veterans Affairs Department Study on PTSD Service Dogs
The Veterans Affairs Department will be resuming its study on the effectiveness of service dogs assistance to veterans suffering from PTSD. Currently the VA provides support and veterinary...
Detroit Metropolitan Airport Provides Relief Area for Service Animals
Detroit Metropolitan Airport is doing more to accommodate passengers
with service animals. The airport recently created a new Service Animal Relief
Area for service animals traveling with...
Service Dog Fraud Affecting Attitudes Toward Animals
Within the last couple of months I have noticed the increase
in news stories discussing service dog fraud. These scams have obviously caused
problems for the service dog system and negatively...
Aging service dogs can pose problems
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“Stars and Stripes” has an article about a veteran, Alexis Courneen, whose service dog (Sooner) has, after needing a second surgery, highlighted some of the difficulties that arise with...
Dogs Join Inagaural Parade
Approximately 70 dogs took part in the Inaugural Parade. Of those, about 20 were service dogs with their partners who are associated with the group Canine Companions for Indepence (CCI). You can...
VA Updates Rules for Providing Disabled Veterans with Service Animals
The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently amended its regulations to expand benefits regarding the acquisition and use of service dogs for veterans suffering from disabilities. This Federal...
VIDEO: The FBI's First Therapy Dog
A Pet Partners-trained service dog has become the first therapy dog for the FBI’s Office of Victim Assistance. Dolce, a German Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix, was originally adopted in 2004 and...