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Help pups 2018 calendars

Help pups with these 2018 calendars

You can help pups by purchasing a 2018 calendar from one of the organizations below.  The calendars help rescue or service dogs, have cute puppy and other pictures, and make a nice gift. The Grey Muzzle wall calendar features photos of senior dogs. All proceeds from the calendar support the Grey Muzzle Organization. This non-profit, […]

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The three amingos: Milani, Fisher and Gretzky

This Thanksgiving we are especially thankful for the 13 years we had with Sweet Gretzky

This Thanksgiving we are especially thankful for the 13 years we had with Sweet Gretzky and his wonderful G littermates. Gretzky crossed the Rainbow Bridge earlier this summer. He trained to be a service dog for a person with a disability. Right at the end of his training, Gretzky shut down and didn’t want to […]

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Joanne George wrote a book about Smiley and the journey the two of them took.

Smiley the blind therapy dog known worldwide died Saturday

Smiley the blind therapy dog died Saturday. He spent 12 years visiting hospitals, schools and nursing homes putting a smile on the face of children and adults. Smiley was born at a puppy mill. He was caged in a barn packed with 100 other dogs being raised to sell. Smiley was blind at birth and […]

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Via American Pit Bull Foundation Facebook page

Run or walk to help hero vets and rescue pups

The RescueMe 5K Run/Walk is this Saturday, October 14th. Money raised goes to a program called Operation Sidekick, which trains and provides rescued pit bulls to veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Operation Sidekick is run by the American Pit Bull Foundation (APBF). It says more than 3,000 pit bulls are euthanized each day. On […]

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Hollen as a puppy with her CCI cape

A Service Dog Love Story: Hollen and Dana

I’m re-posting this story because it’s almost Valentine’s Day and a good time to remember Hollen, a special dog who touched the lives of  many people. On Valentine’s Day 1998, Linda and I watched Hollen, a puppy we raised for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), graduate and become a full-fledged service dog. Hollen went to […]

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