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Dan McManus and service dog Shadow go hangliding

Dan McManus and his service dog Shadow hang-glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah, July 22, 2013. McManus suffers from anxiety and Shadow’s presence and companionship help him to manage the symptoms. The two have been flying together for about nine years with a specially made harness for Shadow. See more photos here.

Tracy & Callie

Tracy & Callie  Callie went from being a junkyard dog to a service dog – what an impressive transformation! Soldier’s Best Friend found Callie through a local animal rescue in the greater Phoenix area. Callie was found in a junkyard with her six puppies and is believed to be an Akita/Pointer mix.  Tracy and Callie have been

Colin & Vincimus

The word vincimus is Latin for “by endurance we conquer.” Colin chose this name for this special dog because Vincimus was born deaf. Colin knew there would always be additional challenges with regards to training as a result of his special needs, but he didn’t care. He saw Vincimus for the first time as a puppy during a

Jack’s Personal Zen

Jack Rosenblum, 10, struggles with language, and his frustration leads to “meltdowns” about once a week. Poppy, his service-trained black lab, is there to calm him. “Her temperament is nothing short of Buddha-like,” says Jack’s mother, Cameron.  Read the full story from ABC News here.

Puppy In Training: Milo

This is Milo, puppy in training, doing exactly what he is supposed to be doing at a recent Guide Dogs of America graduation. Milo is being raised by Bill & Kellie Green. Photo by Richard Lau.

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