Detective Woodring & K9 Loki
Detective Woodring & K9 Loki

Check out our latest K9 Spotlight story featuringDetective Dennis Woodring and K-9 Loki ofDauphin County, PA. “It was a Sunday in April of 2014. I was at home and we had been called to a large fire in Susquehanna Township early in the morning that day—that fire was an accidental...

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Do Dogs R.E.A.D.? Some Dogs Do!
Do Dogs R.E.A.D.? Some Dogs Do!

Liz (owner): After Coco and I completed the therapy dog training classes and workshop with New York Therapy Animals and became a registered and insured therapy animal team, I felt that we both had the temperament to work with children—Coco loves people and especially kids. We received further training to...

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Dog Fighting and the Power of Forgiveness: The Story of King Edwin
Dog Fighting and the Power of Forgiveness: The Story of King Edwin
Edwin is a pit bull that came from the worst of the worst of situations. Held captive by a known dogfighter, he lived in horrendous conditions alongside other dogs who were tortured and forced to fight in order to earn their right to stay alive.
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K9 Spotlight: Officer Brodt & K9 Gibbs

Jason Brodt & Gibbs Head Trainer of the K-9 Unit for the St. Paul Police National President of the United States Police K-9 Association I’ve been a canine handler for 16 years. As the National President of the United States Police K-9 Association, I oversee the whole organization and make...

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Paying it Forward: The Story of Steve & Service Dog Charlie
Paying it Forward: The Story of Steve & Service Dog Charlie
It’s hard to put into words how meaningful and strong your connection to a service dog is when you rely on him to have your back all day, every day. When a dog is the one who picks you up when you fall, you develop a bond that most people...
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K9 Spotlight: Officer Stenseth & K9 Dex

    Dex’s bread and butter is tracking—he’s a very good tracking dog. Last year we got called to a township just to the north of us for a missing five-year-old who walked away from the house while the parents were there. After checking all over the house and the...

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Noah the Blind Rescue Dog Stands Up to Bullies!
Noah the Blind Rescue Dog Stands Up to Bullies!

Noah was born in California to a back yard breeder. He was saved from certain death by Jasmine Gabay Kimball and Saving K9 Lives Rescue. Noah was born without eyes and has deformed back legs due to second generation inbreeding. Most people would have euthanized Noah and his sisters because...

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Surviving and Thriving After Hip Dysplasia: Blue Pittie Miss Mick Taylor
Surviving and Thriving After Hip Dysplasia: Blue Pittie Miss Mick Taylor

  Nothing can stop blue American Pit Bull Mick Taylor and her rocker-chick mom, Theresa. So when Mick was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in both hips at just three years old, mom found the best surgeon in the area, turned herself into a full-time nurse for Mick, and bought a...

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The Working Dogs of 9/11: A Legacy of Love
The Working Dogs of 9/11: A Legacy of Love
Big Barker was privileged to sit down recently with Dr. Cynthia Otto, veterinarian, researcher, and founder of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, which celebrates its fourth anniversary today. Read more about our conversation.
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