service dogs

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

posted on April 9, 2013 - 5:46pm
Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual ACVO/Merial Service Dog Eye Exam Event, which offers free eye exams for service animals during the month of May.

Canines that don't make the cut at other service-animal training programs are welcome at Phoenix Assistance Dogs

posted on October 1, 2011 - 8:49am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 4
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...

Canines that don't make the cut at other service-animal training programs are welcome at Phoenix Assistance Dogs

posted on August 26, 2011 - 2:15pm
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...

Quest's annual review of the Americans with Disabilities Act finds new rules being implemented and new suits being filed, as the fight for full inclusion goes on

posted on July 1, 2011 - 11:35am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
Beginning in 2012, new or renovated public swimming pools must have sloped entries or lifts. New or altered golf courses must have some accessible holes. Boat docks must have accessible slips, playgrounds and gyms must have accessible equipment, and amusement park rides must have accessible seats. These are just a few of the new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for public...

Veterinary ophthalmologists are offering free eye exams to certified service animals through May; simple eye care tips also are recommended

posted on April 4, 2011 - 12:00pm
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) is hosting the 4th Annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event this May. Thousands of service dogs will receive free eye examinations at participating veterinary ophthalmology clinics throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Last May, more than 3,200 service dogs participated in the event. Registration is now open...
posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:47am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
Wish granted
posted on May 1, 2007 - 2:42pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 3
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?

A tireless volunteer and advocate, Tennessee's Jan Blaustone wins MDA National Personal Achievement Award

posted on October 1, 2000 - 4:44pm
To Jan Blaustone, leadership means setting a positive example. Jan Blaustone Blaustone, 45, strives to be a model for others, whether she's writing, speaking, teaching, creating artwork or making a difference in her community.