Guinness World Record Attempt to Benefit Service Dogs, Inc.

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Taking great strides to help both people and pets, dogs can enjoy a constitutional with their human companion, make their mark on history by toppling a world record and see if they might be the next celebrity Spot at the 16th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk. Activities Austin area pet parents can promenade with their […]

Traveling with A Service Dog: A Special Dog Travel Experts Show

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On Wednesday night, we have a very special episode of our Dog Travel Experts radio show. We’ll be talking with Gil, a man who travels with his guide dog Satch to teach people around the world how to use a handheld GPS device for blind people. Satch is Gil’s third service dog; he flew over […]

Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin, TX, March 23, 2013

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Taking the phrase “Everything’s bigger in Texas” to heart, Service Dogs, Inc. (formerly known as Texas Hearing and Service Dogs) invites pet parents and their pups to help make history as Guinness Book of World Records titles are toppled at the 15th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk. Taking place at Auditorium Shores in Austin on […]

PetCareRx Dogs at Work Photo Contest!

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Does your dog like to “work”? Here’s your chance to win a one-year supply of pet food from PetCareRx, America’s leading online pet pharmacy! The Dogs at Work photo contest acknowledges and raises awareness of the important work performed by service dogs through photos of pet dogs enjoying their “jobs”. Enter your pet’s photo until […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Winter

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This afternoon we got our first real taste of cool weather as a cold front blew in. The dogs were frisky and happy as the temperatures dropped from yesterday’s 90 degree range to today’s 60 degrees. With a possible freeze forecast for tomorrow night, it was a reminder to us that it’s time to make […]

Service Dogs Receive Free Eye Exams

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During May 2011, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) will be operating the 4th annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event which offers free eye exams to service dogs in the US and Canada. The event  brings together veterinary ophthalmologists and thousands of service dogs. Registration begins April 1, 2011 for May 2011 […]

Eli Manning Hosting Guiding Eyes Golf Classic

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who won a Most Valuable Player award in 2008 after his team’s SuperBowl victory, will help to honor dogs who are Most Valuable Pooches in the lives of those who are vision-impaired as he hosts the 34th annual Guiding Eyes Golf Tournament. Guiding Eyes, an internationally accredited nonprofit guide […]

Working Dogs To Be Honored at World Trade Center Site

The day before the Westminster Kennel Club Show begins in New York City, the many working dogs of the city will be honored at The Tribute WTC Visitor Center at the World Trade Center site. The numerous search and rescue and therapy dogs that worked following the attacks on the World Trade Center will be […]

Dog Video Goes Viral

Last year we shared the story of Ricochet, the dog that trained to be a service dog but found that she enjoyed chasing birds just a little too much. Ricochet went on to be a service dog of a completely different kind, though; these days the golden retriever is nicknamed “Rip Curl Ricki” in her […]

Surfer Dog Fundraises for Quadraplegic Adaptive Surfer

In San Diego, a local golden retriever nicknamed “Rip Curl Ricki” (AKA Ricochet on land) recently surfed tandem with Patrick Ivison, a 15-year-old spinal cord injured adaptive surfer. Although Ricochet has surfed tandem with other dogs, this was a first: surfing tandem with Patrick, who suffered a spinal cord injury in a childhood accident. Diagnosed […]