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Sergeant Stubby was a Notable Military Dog from the First World War

According to an article in Slate, which is about the only article I would ever recommend by Slate, Sergeant Stubby, perhaps an American pit bull terrier, was the most famous and honored military dog to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He was the most decorated war dog to come [...]

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Notable Police Dogs, EDCs: Explosive Detection Canines

If you happen to be in St. Paul, Minnesota, touring the State's Capitol you might get a chance to meet and greet a really sweet and lovely puppy who goes by Matka. The important thing you may want to know about this 18-month-old, golden-coated Hungarian Vizsla is that she has is at work. Matka and [...]

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In Wake Of Violent Shootings, Therapy Dog Programs Help

2015 was a violent year. Horrific shootings and terrorist attacks dominated the media, causing fear and anxiety among many Americans. In the wake of these violent attacks, committed by unstable cowards, one thing continued to  assist with the healing of the communities: therapy dogs.Therapy dog programs offer consolation and support for the communities affected by [...]

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Military dogs who jump out of perfectly good aircraft

Military dogs through the agesDogs have been used in war since at least the time of the ancient Romans. The ancients used dogs in combat, to attack and subdue an enemy. More recently, dogs have been used for tracking, scouting, and detection. As National Geographic notes, military dogs and their handlers have done good service [...]

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How Diabetic Alert Dogs Improve the Lives of Diabetics

When people hear the term 'service dog', what is most likely to come to mind is the popular image of a guide dog leading a blind person. Most people are also aware of service dogs for the Deaf and service dogs for individuals with physical limitations such as muscular dystrophy and spina bifida. However, not [...]

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Diesel, the French police dog who died in the line of duty against ISIS

The recent terrorist outrage that took place in Paris was one of the most horrific atrocities to have taken place since 9/11, having taken the lives of 140 people. French police, as well as law enforcement in neighboring countries such as Germany and Belgium, instituted one of the most massive man hunts in recent memory [...]

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An Important Program Places Service Dogs With War Veterans Dealing With PTSD & MST

We would like to spotlight a vital program that is doing important work by placing service dogs with war veterans to alleviate their war related traumas. We are talking about Paws4People, a non-profit organization (also known as "paws4people") that was started by a 12 year old girl, back in 1999. The group's mission is to [...]

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Service Dogs and PTSD: What's The Connection?

Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD as it's commonly referred to, is a condition that affects people who have experienced trauma. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD is caused when something goes wrong in a person's natural fight-or-flight reflex. Typically this manifests in someone feeling like they're in the same kind of [...]

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Famous War Dogs - K9 Heroes

The United States military's history of using dogs in war is long and illustrious. Located at the Naval Base Guam is the National War Dog Cemetery that honors the service of numerous canines that served and died with the United States Marine Corps during the Second Battle of Guam in 1944. Within the cemetery sits [...]

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Hearing Alert Dogs: Keeping the Hearing Impaired Safe

There are a number of things that a dog can do for any individual. However, they are especially helpful for those with certain types of injuries, illnesses or disabilities. Surprisingly, dogs can even be helpful for those who are hearing impaired.Living in a world full of sounds is challenging when you cannot hear. For this [...]

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