Therapy Dog Award Winner Leads Annual Pet Parade
Bella is an 8-year-old rescue Miniature Schnauzer that Eileen adopted from the Kent County SPCA. Bella has brought countless hours of love and enjoyment to Eileen and also hundreds of other people through her therapy dog visits. She has earned the AKC Therapy Dog Excellent title for making more than 200 visits and also has […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/therapy-dog-award-winner-leads-annual-pet-parade/ | September 21, 2015
Saved From Death Row, Taco Brings Cheer to Others as Therapy Dog
Dragon Run’s Little Lion THDD, CGC owned by Beth & Paul Peterson of Dover, DE Beth shared this special story of Taco, who just earned the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished honor for making more than 400 visits to help others. Dragon Run’s Little Lion THDD CGC, known as Taco, is a Pekingese / Pembroke Welsh […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/saved-from-death-row-taco-brings-cheer-to-others-as-therapy-dog/ | September 18, 2015
Once Running the Streets, Licorice Now Excels at Running Coursing Tests
Photo by Linda Davis/Spotted U Photography Licorice CAX CGC owned by David Miller & Linda Connolly of East Greenbush, NY Licorice was a homeless dog, roaming the streets, before animal control officers picked him up and took him to the shelter. He soon endeared himself to the shelter staff, and they managed to keep him […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/once-running-the-streets-licorice-now-excels-at-running-coursing-tests/ | September 17, 2015
Man & Dog Trekking for Muscular Dystrophy
Doug Craig and his dog, Gracie, are making a 300 mile trip to raise awareness about a rare form of muscular dystrophy that Doug has. Read more in this account by ABC2.https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/man-dog-trekking-for-muscular-dystrophy/ | September 16, 2015
A Little Dog with a Big Name & Job!
A Little Dog with a Big Name & Job! Hulk Pina is a small Yorkie- Maltese mix, but he has a big heart and role. He serves as a service dog for owner Cecilia Gonzales of Dallas, TX, and as a result, he accompanies her everywhere, including vacations. This summer, Hulk traveled with Cecilia to […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/a-little-dog-with-a-big-name-job/ | September 16, 2015
Former Stray Dog Now Having Fun & Loving Life
(photo above by Crystal Creek Designs/Kim Langevin) Kurt was a homeless dog, turned in as a stray to the Humane Society of Sarasota County (FL), which is where Amy and Wade discovered him and adopted him. They quickly realized that Kurt was a very smart dog who wanted a job. “Kurt has an inquisitive mind […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/former-stray-dog-now-having-fun-loving-life/ | September 15, 2015
These Dogs Can Catch a Wave!
Enjoy these great scenes from a recent dog surfing competition in Huntington Beach, CA. You will spot Abbie, a Kelpie who is a member of the AKC Canine Partners community, in action!https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/these-dogs-can-catch-a-wave/ | September 15, 2015
See Service Dogs in Training at Store
Kallie, a psychiatric service dog, and Rio, a puppy in training to become a service dog, go on an outing to Walmart to work on their training. Rio is a Labrador Retriever, and Kallie is a Border Collie/Cattle Dog mix.https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/see-service-dogs-in-training-at-store/ | September 11, 2015
Bowie In Training For Charity Marathon Walk
Bowie is spending the summer helping his mom, Andrea Watson of Port Washington, NY, train for the AVON39: The Walk to End Breast Cancer. “I entered this event and pledged to walk the 39 miles to honor my sister who has stage 4 breast cancer,” Andrea said. “Bowie and I are raising awareness and funds […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/bowie-in-training-for-charity-marathon-walk/ | September 11, 2015
The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Doggles!
For Colonel Charles Beckwith, also known as Beck (pictured above), it took goggles to persuade him to try swimming on his Florida vacation this summer, says his owner Kathi Zornes of Ohio. "He wouldn't get near the pool without his Doggles on. But once he had his Doggles on, he'd get in the water without […]https://www.akc.org/canine-partners/the-futures-so-bright-i-gotta-wear-doggles/ | September 10, 2015