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Bella and George

A Wonderful Lesson In Service Dogging

Bella is an 11-year old living with Morquio Syndrome, and George is her Great Dane service dog provided by Service Dog Project. This post is written by Bella’s mom Rachael. We’d never considered a service dog for Bella before seeing a mobility dog in action. It was a long year of us driving to Service

Polar bear mom and cub / photo by KT Miller

Ursula is Still Going Strong and Steady!

Nine-year-old polar bear Ursula and her 2-year-old cub have only a short time together left, but it seems they’re making the most of it!

Willow is the proud (and tired) mom of a new service dog litter.

Watch an all new litter of Bergin University service puppies!

Meet Willow. She’s a 2-year-old Golden Retriever/Labrador mix from Freedom Paws Assistance Dogs in Ohio, and she just gave birth to a litter of 11 puppies – 6 boys and 5 girls! This is her second litter.

Is it wrong to connect with individual wild animals like 480 Otis? NPS/M. Fitz.

Why National Parks Can’t Ignore Individual Animals

By Katmai NP Ranger Mike Fitz Individual animals are undoubtedly important to the public (just read about Cecil the Lion) and their stories can be a catalyst for change, but a recent Yellowstone Science article, I Am Not a Scientist, calls this a “myopia.” It describes how a focus on individual animals limits our ability

Perry's signature pace.

Perry is the perfect pet and a fabulous failure

Perry the Great Dane is a wonderful dog with a super personality. He could not be better. Why did we decide he was a fabulous failure? Because he paces – he does not trot.

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