service dog

For the fifth year, veterinary ophthalmologists in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will provide free eye exams for qualified service animals

posted on April 17, 2012 - 6:00am
Update (June 22, 2012) — The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (AVCO) announced today that, with the help of 250 volunteer board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists, nearly 5,000 service animals were examined in the May 2012 event. Guide dogs, handicapped assistance dogs, detection dogs, search-and-rescue dogs and other service animals, including horses and a donkey,...

Retiring your service dog

posted on October 1, 2009 - 7:50am
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 4
Anyone who has a service dog will agree that the first day home with your new partner is like no other. Akin to adopting a child, your thoughts are ecstatic and you embrace every subsequent minute until it’s time for Fido’s retirement and you are left wondering where all the time went. Thankfully, the end of your aging service dog’s working days doesn’t necessarily mean that he will leave you....
posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:59pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Shea Megale and mom Megan read from a copy of Marvelous Mercer as part of a book launch held at FAO Schwarz in Manhattan in September.
posted on December 1, 2000 - 1:32pm
What could be more perfect than rescuing an abandoned dog and training it as a service animal? Sometimes the happy ending isn't the one you expected.