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Working Dogs

Dogs are not only loving, loyal companions – they are also diligent workers. Find out about the lives of dogs in the workforce from those who risk their lives in the line of duty, to the trusty guide dogs helping people in their daily lives.

Therapy Dogs and Animal Assisted Therapy
Therapy dogs make a difference in the lives of the people they meet. Find out about animal assisted therapy and why it is so helpful to the sick and elderly.

Service Dogs: More than a Pretty Face
Dogs are capable of working in many different capacities, but one area they excel in is service. Some service dogs protect, others save lives, but all make strive to make a human's life better all around. Of these, there are five main types of service dogs: assistance, rescue, personal protection, estate guard, and sled dog.

Rescue Dogs
We all love a hero, and search & rescue dogs are some of the biggest heroes of all. You will often find search & rescue dogs going above and beyond duty to save someone, risking -- and at times losing -- their lives in the process.

Guide Dogs for the Blind
Find out about the important work of guide dogs. Learn how they have changed the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals.

Police Dogs
Police dog training and deployment site designed for both K9 officers and the public.

Military Working Dog Foundation
The Military Working Dog Foundation was established to provide a resource of information to law enforcement agencies who have a requirement to obtain working dogs, as well as for the public who wish to adopt dogs that become available from the military and need a home.

Assistance Dogs International
Assistance Dogs International, Inc. is a coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs.

Therapet Animal-Assisted Therapy
Therapet Animal Assisted Therapy Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the use of animals in the healing and rehabilitation of acute and chronically ill individuals.

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