Dogs at Work

When dogs are on the job, at-risk children, endangered species, even lost cats benefit.

Piper on site with a find. Photo by Lynne Engelbert
Dogs from Institute for Canine Forensics work to recover cremains.
They take their rightful place in the school’s memories
Doing so saves bears’ lives
New stamps honor canine service members
Photos courtesy Healing for Jayme Closs
Multiple ways dogs matter to this teen
Cody training on the wobbly.
Plus read excerpt of how a SAR dog learns to excel
Sully will move on to different work
Socks worn by infected kids carry telltale odor
Canine 'Aptitude Test' Might Offer Clues
Identification “mistakes” explained
Left: Tobias comforts a child in Parkland, Florida. Right: Sasha supporting a grieving student with her gentle presence.
Golden Retrievers bring comfort and emotional support to Parkland student survivors
Photo © Bill Healy
Navigating cabs, airports and life with a guide dog
Spanish police dog actually does detection work
President George H. W. Bush gets a service dog
Cobra, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, is trained to detect laurel wilt-diseased trees before the visible symptoms are seen. Once a diseased tree is identified, the "agri-dog" will sit, indicating a positive alert.
Saving Florida Avocado Groves