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Eric Gray and Riley of Search Dog Foundation

Chat with Eric and Riley from Search Dog Foundation

Search Dog Foundation partners rescued dogs with firefighters to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters. SDF teams were recently dispatched to Nepal after a devastating earthquake and searched for survivors after the events of 9/11.

SDF Handler Rob Cima and Harley

As the Towers Fell, Hero Dogs Got to Work

Fourteen years ago, the unthinkable happened when hijacked airplanes collided with the World Trade Center in a deliberate act of terror.

Carlene pets the new SDP donkey

Donkeys Don’t Take Any Chances

“In areas of the world where they don’t have many cars, donkeys can act as service dogs and are a big help to people who are disabled.

Loving Labrador Mama Lulu

Explore Welcomes Lulu’s Litter with a New Live Cam

Congratulations to you and your new family, Lulu! The four-year-old Labrador / Great Dane mix welcomes her second litter with East Coast Assistance Dogs (ECAD). Her first, the Liquor Litter, is now 15 months old and thriving. The stud for both litters is proud papa Elton, a black Labrador on loan from the Guide Dog

Saint Francis co-founder Carol Willoughby with her Saint Francis service dog, Midas

Meet Midas, Service Dog to Saint Francis Founder Carol Willoughby

Carol Willoughby became an advocate for people with disabilities in the early 1970’s after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 22. Her first service dog, a privately trained golden retriever named Booker, restored her dwindling self confidence and inspired Carol to establish the non-profit—Saint Francis Service Dogs at her kitchen table in 1996. Now

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