Year: 2014

  • Reasons Why A Dog Will Make Your Life So Much Better

    Anyone who owns and loves a dog knows it becomes hard to live without their consistent and utter devotion to you. And even though they may love you at least partially because they literally rely on you to do things like eat, it’s a two-way road when you own a dog. You may keep them […]

  • Major Summer Hazards for Your Pet

    1. Heat and sun exposure Dogs and cats become dehydrated quickly, so make sure they have access to plenty of fresh water and shade when outdoors. In fact, dog houses aren’t ideal, as they trap heat. American Kennel Club (AKC) recommends filling up an inflatable pool for your pooch if he or she is spending the […]

  • Victoria Stilwell

    One of my all-time favorite dog trainers Victoria Stilwell is one of the worlds most recognized and respected dog trainers. Stilwell is best known for her role as the host of Animal Planet’s hit TV series:“It’s Me or the Dog”, where she shares her insights and passion for positive-reinforcement dog training.  Reaching audiences in more than 45 countries, Stilwell […]

  • Shelters refuse to take homeless man In because of his dog, George

    Just a little over a year ago, Alex had a nice life going for himself. He had a steady job, a home and had found love, but when all of that suddenly disappeared, his life was understandably turned upside-down. Alex and his best friend George Many people don’t consider exactly what must have happened to homeless […]

  • International Assistance Dog Week – [August]

    International Assistance Dog Week (IADW) was created to recognize of all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations. Assistance dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their companion, helper, aide, best friend and close member of their family. International Assistance Dog Week recognizes […]

  • Spanish resort employs first lifeguard dog – Bruno

    Barkwatch! A resort in Spain has recruited man’s best friend to help patrol its local beaches as its first ever lifeguard dog. Located in San Pedro del Pinatar, the tourist hot spot has brought in water-loving canine Bruno to help keep beach-goers safe this summer. A Spanish tourism resort is trying out the idea of […]

  • Human Foods to Avoid for Dogs

    There are a number of human foods that you should avoid feeding to dogs as they can have an adverse effect on their health. Alcohol: affects dogs in the same way it affects humans. High levels of alcohol consumption can cause intoxication, gastrointestinal irritation, respiratory distress, coma and death. Avocado: contains persin which is in all parts […]


    AARF wants your help to raise $25,000 to create a scientifically-designed dog training program that will save lives.  In April 2014 AARF received a generous donation from the Phyllis Connor Memorial Trust for $36,000 to start a project to design and evaluate a training program to help dogs prevent their diabetic owners from falling seriously ill. The project is set […]

  • Assistance Dogs International Conference 2014

    Assistance Dogs International (ADI) is a coalition of not for profit assistance dog organisations. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of assistance dogs, staff and volunteer education, as well as educating the public about assistance dogs, and advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs. […]