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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. Pathways to Hope

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

  9. 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.

  10. Operation Saving Jake

    Here at Operation Saving Jake, (OSJ), our mission is to rescue suitable shelter dogs & give them a second chance at life by training them to therapy dogs followed by becoming service canines for disabled veterans & those in need. At this point in time Operation Saving Jake will focus on...

  11. Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs.

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    | Contributor(s):: Elaine Ostrander, A. Ruvinsky, Heather J. Huson

    For thousands of years, the dog has proven itself an invaluable asset to man by serving as hunter, protector, transportation, aide and loyal companion. Dog domestication and breed development have paralleled the changing culture of man. Archaeological evidence has identified the earliest dog...

  12. Saving Grace K9's

    The unconditional love of dogs has saved many veterans from taking their own lives which is why Saving Grace K9's believes in partnering veterans with a rescue dog. For the Saving Grace K9's program, the dogs used are not breed specific and are trained in tandem with the veteran handler...