Former Stray Dog Finds Loving Home & Agility Career
Hayley was a stray wandering through southwestern Virginia when she landed in a shelter with limited space and was scheduled for euthanasia. Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) pulled her out in the nick of time in the summer of 2010, and Bettina Markowitz of Sterling, VA, met her at an adoption event in 2011 and […] | January 26, 2016
Not a Newfoundland – But Water Rescue Whiz All the Same!
Pickle became part of my life when he was 4 weeks old and I found him in the middle of a road. He has been raised with Newfoundland dogs and was introduced to swimming and water rescue at a very early age (he thinks he is a Newfoundland). In October 2014, Pickle passed the Newfoundland […] | January 25, 2016
Rescued from Busy Parking Lot, Little Pup Becomes Dog Sport Superstar
Repo was just a 5-pound puppy dodging cars in a busy parking lot when the Munden family of Pasco, WA, spotted him and saved him. Unable to find an owner, the Mundens kept him and discovered that they had an extremely smart pup on their hands. Christie Munden tells how Repo has become an AKC […] | January 20, 2016
Make a New Year’s Resolution for Better Fitness for You – and Your Dog!
By AKC GoodDog! Helpline Trainer Hilarie Erb Have you ever made a resolution to start exercising? Of course you have! Are you one of the many people who found it difficult to stick with this resolution? Be honest. It can be a hard resolution to keep. However, if you involve your dog, you’ll have a […] | January 15, 2016
Rescue Dog Achieves Top Honors in Coursing & Barn Hunt
Emmy is 11 years old, and was adopted from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT, in 2008.  At the time, she was an insecure dog who knew very little about being a dog and generally seemed to lack any sense of purpose.  Eventually, she followed another dog in the family into agility classes. It […] | January 13, 2016
Former Shelter Dog Has Served Community as Search & Rescue Dog
Rebel is a former shelter dog who now serves his community as a search and rescue dog and a certified therapy dog. He was honored for his amazing contributions with an Honorable Mention award in the 2015 AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) in the category of Search and Rescue. He has participated […] | January 12, 2016
Yogi Tells the Story of the Road to Therapy Dog
I am Yogi and I am 9 and half years old. When I was born, I looked like a bear and I was smart. My Daddy said "I was smarter than the average bear." My Daddy named me Yogi. When I was about 3 months old, Daddy took me to a group obedience training class. […] | January 11, 2016
Rescued After Horrific Abuse, Pup Becomes Service Dog & Rescues Owner
Timber received an Honorable Mention award in the 2015 AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) in the category of Service Dog. His owner, Morgan Master, a veterinary technician of Equinunk, PA, tells the story of how Timber went from being a victim of horrible act to becoming a service dog who saved her […] | January 8, 2016
Watch A Top All-American Dog in Rally
Sammy CD RAE2 was once a homeless dog, wandering the streets of New York City. But he now has a wonderful home with dog trainer Brian Burton and a successful career as a top performer in AKC Rally and Obedience through the AKC Canine Partners program. In this video, you can see Sammy in action […] | January 6, 2016
Winter Backpacking with your Canine Partner
Linus loves to go backpacking in the Colorado Rockies any time of the year, but especially in the snow. The All-American Dog is hiking buddy to Louisa Morrissey of Silverthorne, CO. Eleven-year-old Linus is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program and also holds the titles of AKC Rally Novice (RN) and AKC Canine […] | January 6, 2016

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