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Veterinarian Serving U.S. Army Reserve Surprises Daughter

Although the Wisconsin Badgers slammed the Purdue Boilermakers 41 to 10 Saturday, September 21, the 80,000 fans watching the game most remember an event that occurred during an extended time out. As often happens at Badger games, a member of the military is honored. At this game, 13-year old Bella Lund made her way on…

Military Working Dogs: America's Forgotten Heroes

Memorial Day is supposed to be more than about weekend sales at big box or electronic stores, or picnics….it’s about family. I don’t mean our own immediate families; I mean the family we call America. .  . and those who maintain our freedom even as I write this. Our soldiers come in many shapes and sizes,…

Solider Dogs, Celebrating our Working Heroes

Click  HERE for my very timely interview on Steve Dale’s Pet World as author Maria Goodavage speaks about her book “Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes.” Maria talks about what motivated her to do this book, in part because of the dog who helped to capture Bin Laden. She also tells explains…

U.S. Postal Service Honors Working Dogs

Here’s the press release….a nice thing, I think…USPS honoring working dogs MERRIFIELD, VA — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the enduring partnership between dogs and people with the issuance of the 65-cent Dogs at Work set of four stamps. “We are proud to commemorate these specialized dogs on stamps,” said U.S. Postal Inspection Service Homeland…

Rin Tin Tin Makes A Comeback on Hero Dog Awards

The Hollywood taping of the American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards takes place on October 1.  In true Hollywood fashion, guests walking down the red carpet include Betty White, Whoopi Goldberg, Jillian Michaels, Kristin Chenoweth. Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet will be there, as will other ‘pet people,’ and I’m honored to be the announcer. …

Elevated Status of Military Working Dogs

The U.S. Military are enlisting military working dogs in record numbers. After all, military working dogs are still required for “sniffing out” land mines to security deployment, to “dropping in” on Osama Bin Laden. A story in Military Times by Michelle Tan points out that military dogs have proven so valuable that two new programs…

American Humane Associaton Hero Dog Award Winners

The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards will air on November 11 on the Hallmark Channel. Hero dogs will be honored for their amazing accomplishments in eight categories. Among those attending this red carpet gala, a sort of Golden Globes for pets – except that instead of the booze flowing freely, there is Cesar Canine…

Soldier and His Dog Live and Die Together

Liam and Theo were a team, fast friends doing a dangerous job — searching out roadside bombs laid by insurgents in Afghanistan. Liam and Theo Soldier and dog worked together as a team, played together, pretty much did everything together. Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, a dog handler with the (English)  Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was…

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