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2013 Hero Dog Award Nominee, Leland

Yellow Labrador-Golden Retriever cross Leland can open doors, retrieve the phone and pick up dropped items. No, he’s not your typical pet. Leland is a highly trained assistance dog from Canine Companions for Independence®. And he’s changed Linda Uriadko’s life … Continue reading

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Meet Dre, 2013 Hero Dog Awards nominee

My name is AJ Brockman and I am a digital artist, designer, and positive thinker. I also have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a progressive neuromuscular disease, and have been wheelchair-bound since age two. My disability definitely influences who I am, but … Continue reading

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Canine Heroes

Service Dog Zurich is a hero to his partner Patti. Zurich is being recognized by the Hero Dog Awards, and is one of eight finalists vying for the title Hero Dog. Chosen from over 450 dogs from each state, Zurich … Continue reading

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