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  1. 4 Paws 4 Patriots - Utah

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    At 4 Paws 4 Patriots - Utah, we combine our love and respect for American Veterans/First Responders with our love and devotion to saving a shelter dog. Whenever possible, we match an individual with a rescue dog, and they go through an extensive training class together in our program. Our...

  2. Investigation of risk factors for mortality in aged guide dogs: a retrospective cohort study

    | Contributor(s):: Hoummady, S., Hua, J., Muller, C., Pouchelon, J. L., Blondot, M., Gilbert, C., Desquilbet, L.

    The overall median lifespan of domestic dogs has been estimated to 9–12 years, but little is known about risk factors for mortality in aged and a priori healthy dogs.The objective of this retrospective cohort study was to determine which characteristics are associated with mortality in...

  3. Phenotypic determination of noise reactivity in 3 breeds of working dogs: a cautionary tale of age, breed, behavioral assessment, and genetics

    | Contributor(s):: Overall, K. L., Dunham, A. E., Juarbe-Diaz, S. V.

    Noise reactivity is a common problem for dogs and may progress to true phobia. Survey studies report that some type of noise reaction occurs in up to half of all pet dogs throughout their lifetimes, indicating that noise reactivity and/or phobia is a welfare issue. Familial aggregations of...

  4. Adapting the traditional guide dog model to enable vision-impaired adolescents to thrive

    | Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.

    People with vision impairments face physical, psychological, and social challenges, potentially preventing them from thriving–defined as growing and flourishing especially in the face of adversity. Guide dogs relieve some of these challenges for vision-impaired adults. However, due to...

  5. An exploratory case study of the impact of psychiatric service dogs on problematic substance use among PTSD-diagnosed veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Husband, A., Ahmed, A., Dell, C. A.

    Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring problematic substance use is a health concern among Canadian military veterans. There are complex pathways to their problematic use of substances, including high-risk use of licit and illicit substances both pre and post PTSD...

  6. An owner-independent investigation of Diabetes Alert Dog performance

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    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, C., Morant, S., Kane, S., Pesterfield, C., Guest, C., Rooney, N. J.

    Objective: To quantify Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD) performance by using owner-independent measures. Research Design and Methods: Eight owners of accredited DADs used a FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System (FGMS). Concurrent Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage was collected for...

  7. Considering service animals in tourism

    | Contributor(s):: Rickly, J. M.

  8. Do Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Mount a Cortisol Response in Response to Training?

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    | Contributor(s):: van Houtert, E. A. E., Endenburg, N., Rodenburg, T. B., Vermetten, E.

    Only a few studies have investigated the welfare of animals participating in animal-assisted interventions (AAIs). Most of these studies focus on dogs in therapeutic settings. There are, however, also dogs-service dogs-that are employed to continuously support a single human. Because the...

  9. Canine Guardians

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    Canine Guardians is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, fully volunteer, donation-based organization in the beautiful Napa Valley. We raise and train and provide service dogs to assist and enrich the daily lives of wounded American veterans and veterans with PTSD , children and adults with physical...

  10. Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of hippotherapy and related equine-assisted therapies on motor capabilities in children with cerebral palsy

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    | Contributor(s):: Martin Häusler, Nicole Heussen

    Background Equine-assisted treatments of the motor system appear to have an effect on the neuromuscular system and aim to improve the pathological condition of children with cerebral palsy. Hippotherapy is a distinct form of equine-assisted therapy where certified physiotherapists use the...

  11. Barriers to inclusion: Service dog handlers in science laboratories

    | Contributor(s):: Ramp, J., Parker, C. G., Rhodes, J. S., Malik, P.

  12. The Importance of Establishing Assistance Animal Policies in your Library

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    | Contributor(s):: Maureen Rust, Mary Wise

    Many library employees do not understand fully the laws and rules regarding service animals and the rights of persons with disabilities who work with service animals. Employees do not necessarily know the differences between service animals, therapy animals, and emotional support animals. It is...

  13. U.S. Kennels Incorporated​

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    U.S. Kennels Incorporated is a 501(c3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide service dogs for disabled Veterans at no cost. All of the veterans we help suffer from a variety of service-related disabilities. Our program delivers support to our veterans while saving the lives of...

  14. PAWS-abilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Taylor Davis, Madelyn Day, Kendall DuLaney, Jordanne Howard, Cierra Monroe, Jordan Tapp

    PAWS-abilities is our non-profit business idea. Our goal for PAWS-abilities is to provide a safe environment for local stray dogs and rehabilitate them to become service or therapy dogs in the future. The trainers will be local inmates who have passed a strict screening process to ensure the...

  15. How Service Dogs Enhance Veterans' Occupational Performance in the Home: A Qualitative Perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Terry K. Crowe, Mylinh T. Nguyen, Brenda G. Tryon, Stephanie Barger, Victoria Sanchez

    Background: This qualitative study explored the lives of veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and how the partnerships with their service dogs supported improved occupational performance in their...

  16. 1st Responder Canine (FRK9)

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    1St Responder Canine (FRK9) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides purpose bred Service Dogs to First Responders that have incurred life altering injuries to include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries...

  17. Partners for Patriots

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    Partners For Patriots was formed in 2009 in Tennessee and relocated to Iowa in 2013. Funding is always on the front burner as we obtain, train and provide service dogs to disabled Veterans free of charge. The dogs are delivered and the Veteran is provided with up to 15 days of...

  18. K9s for Camo

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    Service dogs at no cost. Rescued shelter dogs. Trained by prisoners.

  19. Occurrence of Pasteurella multocida in Dogs Being Trained for Animal-Assisted Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Santaniello, A., Garzillo, S., Amato, A., Sansone, M., Fioretti, A., Menna, L. F.

  20. Canine detection of volatile organic compounds unique to human epileptic seizure

    | Contributor(s):: Maa, E., Arnold, J., Ninedorf, K., Olsen, H.