Formerly Abused Dog Gets New Start with Help of Agility
PACH Remy AX AXJ MXP7 MXPS MJP7 MJPS PAX2 NF OFP T2BP2 owned by Leslie Cash of Kalamazoo, MI In 2008, Leslie decided to add a homeless dog to her canine family and found a little black terrier mix named Romeo in a Kalamazoo shelter. “At the time, agility wasn't on my mind when I […] | November 28, 2016
Cleo Becomes 3rd All-American Dog Crowned AKC Champion Tracker
Cleo’s owner, Maia Halvorsen of Bellingham, WA, adopted Cleo from a shelter when the pup was 7 months old, and Maia was already her fourth home. “Cleo was friendly and athletic, but when I got her home I discovered I adopted Houdini; she got out of every fence/kennel I had.  Cleo and my Aussie, Star, […] | November 21, 2016
Gabe Has Spent 10 Years Soothing Others as Therapy Dog
 Gabe RN THDD CGC, owned by Joyce Kilgard of Coal Valley, IL, was a natural therapy dog from day one. He was already certified and started working at age 1 year. He recently earned the AKC Distinguished Therapy Dog award (THDD) for making more than 400 visits.  Eleven-year-old Gabe is a very special dog who […] | November 17, 2016
Youth LIves Up to her Bargain to Train New Dog & Then Some
Courtney Kramer was just in seventh grade when she first saw Smoky and knew that they were meant to be together.  Her parents did not think the same, however, but after days of pleading, Courtney brought Smoky home from a rescue group. She did not let her parents down with her promise to take care […] | November 16, 2016
Smart Shelter Pup Inspires Owners to Compete with Great Results
Greg & Mary Gouge of Florissant, MO, realized there was something special about Jada as soon as they met her at the shelter as a young puppy – and others noticed too. She excelled in her basic training classed and instructors encouraged them to pursue competitions. Even though, Greg & Mary had never shown dogs […] | November 15, 2016
Owner Bursts Into Tears at Former Shelter Dog’s UD Title
When the judges announced first place in the Utility B class at the Lawrenceville Kennel Club trial this summer, the winner burst into tears. It was a long emotional ride that Georgia resident Susan Moore had with her All-American Dog, Barrett, who was saved from a high kill shelter in 2011. Today, Barrett is a […] | November 10, 2016
Fostering Dog Starts Path to Training & Agility Championship
Ann-Marie Moore of San Francisco, CA, was just looking to get some dog owning experience when she offered to foster Roula, a young Lab mix picked up as a stray. She quickly fell in love and decided to keep her, but just as quickly knew she needed some training help. Their training journey led to […] | November 8, 2016
Therapy, Agility & Tricks Star Succumbs to Cancer
Hailey and her owner New York resident Karen Profenna were a wonderful team and not only were successful  in dog sport competitions, but also brought cheer to thousands through their therapy dog work. Hailey’s achievements included winning the top scoring All-American Dog at this year’s Westminster Master Agility Championship. The Beagle- Boston Terrier mix also […] | November 3, 2016

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