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Peggity and Brownie

Peggity and Brownie

Great Danes are Great Thinkers

Once in harness a Dane is supposed to be in thinking mode. In this case, the big dog Brownie seems to be thinking, “This is not on my list of what to do if… I hope someone comes along and explains it to me.”

Danes are thinkers; the puppy in the picture “Peggity“ grew up to be a service dog for a person with both hearing and balance issues. She saved the lives of many by repeatedly jumping onto the bed to awaken her deaf owner as the building was filling with smoke. Everyone, including the cat, got out just before the building was fully engulfed.

– Carlene White, founder of Service Dog Project in Ipswich, MA. The organization trains and places Great Danes with people who live with Multiple Sclerosis, Friedreich’s ataxia, and veterans with disabilities.

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  • Rose Doggy

    Always enjoy hearing the wonderful tales of the tails and teams from Service Dog Project !

  • sandy bose

    I love these stories too.

  • Difiry OH

    Such an amazing organization…full of dedicated people with wisdom, common sense and humor who are making a difference in many lives.

  • Amber.CO

    I continue to marvel at the connection animals and people can have with mutual respect, love, and dedication. Carlene took a dream of helping others and has the attitude of “What do I need to do to make this work” rather than “I can’t”. I have so much respect for all SDP stands for and will support their mission in every way I can. Thank you Explore and SDP for all you do for all of us:)

  • Mary McManus Sebastian FL

    Love these dogs.

  • MollyGee-TX

    Wonderful story. These dogs are amazing!

  • Sue S

    Great pic. Love watching the puppies.

  • Mimi from Houston

    What a fabulous pic. What else do you need? More Powdered Goat’s Milk? Is that’s what mixes his gruel? Anyway, please let me know. Email is:
    mgb1940@sbcglobal. net
    Blankets, wee pads, toys canned food.? Whatever let me know. Thanks

  • Mimi from Houston

    This note goes to Carlene. Thanks

  • http://www.longlivingpets.com/ Thomas_Sandberg

    I have owned Danes all my life and I think this project is brilliant! One thing though, those nails should be munch shorter! They can easily break or split at that length and you don’t want that. They can also give deep scratches to other dogs during play. Isn’t there a vet monitoring them?

    • http://SERVICEDOGPROJECT.ORG/ CARLENE WHITE

      YOU ARE RIGHT… WE HAVE A TOEDY MONITOR- BUT THEY MUST HAVE MISSED BROWNIE LAST TIME ROUND..

      • http://www.longlivingpets.com/ Thomas_Sandberg

        Good to hear! Keep up the great work!