With the holiday season fast approaching, if you haven't started already, you'll be thinking of all the gifts you are planning to buy for your loved ones. In all of the hustle and bustle, you'll want to remember to pick up a toy or two for your favorite companion; your dog!
Dogs better people and society in so many different ways. Did you know that there are over a dozen kinds of service dogs? That is a pretty impressive number, especially when you consider that that number doesn't even include therapy dogs.
When you have a service dog, it's important to have access to everything your dog needs. Service dogs frequently visit places that are off-limits to pets, and it's important for them to be properly recognized as service animals. This not only ensures that the dogs will always be welcome, but also helps identify them to curious passersby.
Service dogs are able to lead the blind, alert deaf people to alarms, retrieve items for the immobile, and so much more. For a person that has a disability, it is imperative that their service dog is with them at all times, and it is illegal for a business owner to deny access to a service dog or even to ask for identification.
With so many dogs in shelters waiting for a good home, it’s important to raise awareness of their situation and encourage people to adopt. In honor of this cause, October has been designated Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. There are a number of ways that you can do your part to help by spreading the word about adopting dogs from animal shelters.
Many people with disabilities depend on service or therapy dogs in order to live happier, more productive lives. However, there is often some confusion as to whether service or therapy dogs need certification. Knowing the answer to this question can make things much easier for the disabled who use dogs.
On October 28, it's Plush Animal Lover's Day. Throughout the world, everyone is supposed to treat their stuffed, plush, toys with a little extra love. These comfort objects may have seen you through the worst of times and even the best of times. How can you celebrate this adorable holiday?
Flying with a service animal should not be an exhausting and frustrating experience. To reduce the chances of this happening, understanding the process unique to your airline as well as the general requirements can benefit everyone involved.
As a dog lover or even an animal lover, in general, the sight of a working dog that appears very friendly can be an almost irresistible trigger for the need to pet it. It is important however to understand that working dogs need to focus on their handler and should not be distracted from their tasks at hand.
Taking care of your dog’s teeth helps lower the risk of tooth and gum problems. It also helps protect your dog from other medical conditions that are associated with dental disease, such as heart and kidney problems. Use the following tips to make sure your pet’s teeth and gums stay in great shape.
Are you looking to become a therapy dog volunteer, partnered with your beloved pooch? Does Fido have a knack for comforting people of all ages resulting in smiles and relaxation? If so, becoming a therapy dog volunteer may well be right up your alley.
I found Aussie wondering alone on the levy in Baton Rouge just 9-12 months old. She brought tears to my eyes with her unconditional love and trust of me at first sight. I brought her home for the night then to shelter bc I couldn't believe someone didn't miss her.