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How a Service Dog Saved My Life

When I first met Swanson early in 2014, I felt like an adolescent boy who finally summoned the courage to speak to his crush for the first time.

My palms were sweaty. My stomach fluttered with nerves. I was giddy. Most of all, I wondered whether the beautiful blonde would like me.

My worries about meeting Swanson didn’t last long. Within seconds, the 18-month-old yellow lab sat down by my side and looked up with a gaze that instantly cemented our relationship. We couldn’t take our eyes off each other. The devotion was immediate. She melted my heart and I fell in love.

Swanson, my service dog, has transformed my life.

Since 2011, I’ve been battling the…

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 How a Service Dog Saved My Life

My advice for doctors: Be open and aware of patients who may benefit from a service dog, then, prescribe more of them.

Actually Service Dogs

The seven people who run this blog are dedicated to doing everything we can do educate all those ready and willing to learn about Service Dogs

Canine Assistants

Welcome to the wonderful world of Canine Assistants... a non-profit organization which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs.

Dogs In Service

This is my blog for all things service dog. Any and everything that has to do with service dogs is welcome here. I will post everything that I can find or think of regarding service dogs, even as it pertains to my own service dog.

Service Dog Blog

All things service animals.

Service Dogs: A Way of Life

I am writing this blog to help people understand why I chose and continue to choose to share my life with a service dogs.

Story of My Service Dog

That’s the main thing I’ll be writing about in this blog: the process of selecting my service dog, training my service dog (with LOTS of help from a professional trainer), the many ways a service dog will help me, the challenges of life with a service dog and many other things service dog-related. I’m sure I’ll write about other things, too, though my life with a service dog will be the main focus of my blog. I hope you enjoy a glimpse into my life with a service dog

Working Service Dog Blog

Communicating news on issues important to the service dog, therapy dog and working dog community. This blog will keep you up to date on dog health, wellness, traveling and training, and let you know about the products and services that provides.

Assistance Dogs International

Members of ADI meet regularly to share ideas and conduct business regarding educating the public about assistance dogs, advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs, and the setting of standards and establishing guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs.

Freedom Service Dogs

Freedom Service Dogs is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom training them for individual client needs.

Guide Dog Foundation

To improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs.

Guide Dogs

We will not rest until people who are blind or partially sighted can enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else.

Guide Dogs of America

Guide Dogs of America provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the United States and Canada.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss. We are passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals for greater independence.

International Assistance Dog Week

International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability related limitations.

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners

A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.

Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers

Lone Star Guide Dog Raisers are proud to be raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. All of us are volunteers to support a life-changing for the visually impaired to gain independence.

Medical Mutts

From rescue to service dogs.

National Association of Guide Dog Users

The National Association of Guide Dog Users (NAGDU) is committed to providing information and assistance to the guide dog community throughout the United States. Our members consist of current guide dog users, people considering working with a guide dog, puppy raisers and others interested in the use of guide dogs.

Pet Partners

Pet Partners’ mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond.

Service Dog Academy

The Service Dog Academy, located in Waterloo, Illinois a bedroom community just outside of St. Louis Missouri , trains your puppy and adult dog using a combination of online SKYPE sessions and videos in combination with our 4 Day Intensive Diabetic Alert Dog Workshop.

Service Dog Central

Service Dog Central is a community of service dog partners and trainers working together to bring you our combined knowledge about service dogs. Our goal is to bring you the latest, most accurate, most useful information about service dogs available anywhere.

Service Dogs

Service Dogs, Inc. transforms dogs abandoned to animal shelters into lifelines for people living with hearing loss or mobility challenges. Founded in 1988 by attorney Sheri Soltes, SDI provides the dogs and training free of charge.

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