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“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” – John Steinbeck
Each year about 600 puppies are born into the Canine Companions community—all are born with the hopes of becoming an assistance dog and creating independence for a person with a disability.
In January 2010, puppy Heaven started her journey. At about that same time a little boy with spina bifida named Titus closed his eyes and made a wish.
With her parents support, Heather Shimabukuru took on the responsibilities of being Heaven's volunteer puppy raiser.
It's no mystery that dogs can sense things about humans, their moods, character, and more. When I have an ill child, or one of us is having a rough day, our dogs and, even the cat, take note and snuggle up close. But now dogs have been trained to use their sense of smell to detect disease, specifically the highly transmittable…
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A canine member of a Frederick County, Md., family is enjoying puppyhood with treats, walks and massages, but he will someday have a big job as a service dog.
The McCauleys brought Gibson, a black Labrador, home about 10 months ago. He is their third dog through Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
"He's been the easiest to work with," Jim McCauley said.