Canines that don't make the cut at other service-animal training programs are welcome at Phoenix Assistance Dogs
From the moment Linzey Zoccola received her first service dog at age 16, she knew what she wanted to do with her life.
Zoccola has type 2 spinal muscular atrophy and has used a power chair since the age of 4. She has always been strongly independent, but having a service dog was a revelation.
Here was a creature that not only brought her joy and companionship, but also helped her perform tasks at...
Below are stories about the funny, sweet and amazing things service dogs do for their owners with mobility impairments, collected by freelance writer Jan Blaustone with help from the service dog training organization Canine Assistants.
For the main story, read Dogs Do the Darnedest Things, Quest May-June 2007.
But can he parallel park?
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