Foster Puppy Returns & Jumps into Agility Ring
Foster Puppy Returns & Jumps into Agility Ring Karen Powell of Frankfort, KY, fostered two littermates eight years ago and never dreamed that both of them would end up living with her permanently and having successful careers in AKC dog sports. Cody recently earned his AKC Preferred Agility Championship (PACH) through the AKC Canine Partners […] | January 29, 2016
That Terrible Teething Time – Boy, My Bed Tastes Great!
Money Penny,  a Cocker Spaniel puppy, really liked the taste of her bed – plus the hassock for a snack, but who could get mad at that cute face, says her owner Jackie Curr of Spring, TX. It is natural for dogs to chew, and puppies chew a lot when they are teething. Teething typically […] | January 29, 2016
Special Therapy Dog Helps Children Learn to Read
Caroline Miller of McKeesport, PA, tells how she found her mixed-breed dog, Molly, in the shelter and how she knew she had the right stuff to be a therapy dog. Miller’s Molly THDD has now earned the AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished title for making at least 400 visits to help others. Her specialty is helping […] | January 27, 2016
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
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

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