Dogs Can’t Read But They Help Others Learn
Ten-month-old Ghost Mottaghi, a member of the AKC Canine Partners program, looks very handsome in his reading glasses in this photo submitted by his owner, Marjan Mottaghi of Waltham, MA. Dogs may not be able to read, but they make valuable contributions to helping children learn to read. Many programs around the country organize therapy […] | September 24, 2015
Take Your Small Dog With You on Bike Rides
AKC Canine Partners member Kimberwulf, a Poodle-Shih Tzu mix, loves going for a bike ride with her mom, Patty Buckels of Apache Junction, AZ. She wears her protective glasses and sun visor and is ready to relax in the basket that secures to Patty's handlebars. Such baskets are a great way for your small dog […] | September 24, 2015
A Memorial to a Special Canine Partner
We were saddened to learn that Patches, one of the first dogs in the AKC Canine Partners program, passed away at nearly 16 years of age on Saturday, Sept. 19. Patches was formally known as He’s a Patchwork Puppy CD BN GN RAE OAP OJP OFP. He and his owner, Sheila Dempsey of Jane Lew, […] | September 22, 2015
Zoe the Therapy Dog Gives Mr. Alex a Special 90th Birthday!
Being a certified therapy dog is the best life has to offer, especially to a dog who was found on the streets of South Phoenix, AZ, picked up as a stray by the county, and even put on the euthanasia list before being rescued by Ruby Ranch Pet Rescue and Sanctuary and then adopted by […] | September 22, 2015
Former Shelter Dog Noodles Shows Off His Tricks
This is the talented shelter dog turned inspirational Therapy Dog and International Trick Dog Champion!  Noodles the Wonder Dog, a mixed-breed dog, is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen and entertains around the country to promote rescue. Learn more about Noodles at Rescue dogs, like Noodles, can be part of AKC events and sports through the […] | September 21, 2015
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 […] | 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 […] | 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 […] | 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. | 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 […] | September 16, 2015

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