All Dogs Have a Purpose

Category: Hero Dogs

  • Blind Service Dog’s Smile Brightens The Lives Of Others

    Born without sight, Smiley serves up a smile and hope to those who need it most! Bright and perky therapy dogs are a common sight at many nursing homes. They bring a smile to the faces of those no longer able to communicate and joy to the hearts of care-givers. But what if said therapy dog […]

  • Golden Retriever Saves Six-Year-Old Girl from Dying

    Baxter, a Golden Retriever from Glasgow used to be a regular, loveable house pet, but last month his status changed from normal dog to hero dog after he saved 6yr old Olivia Goodman from drowning. Olivia was fighting a high fever and stayed home from school to sleep off the virus. Her mom Amanda Goodman […]

  • Do you want a working dog?

    Dogs make fantastic pets. Around the world there are millions of households which have pet dogs, with over 43 million households in the US alone. But dogs don’t just make good pets. They’re also capable of performing a multitude of tasks, from guarding to guiding, which makes them excellent working companions. The Benefit of having […]

  • Tui, the sniffer dog – helps to count tiny harvest mice

    A sniffer dog is being trained to detect the presence of harvest mice, one of Britain’s smallest and most elusive mammals, in a novel approach to conservation No one really knows how many harvest mice there are currently in the British countryside, but that could be about to change with the help of a flat-coated […]

  • The Koda Tales

    Since 1877, Berry Street has chosen to work with children, young people and families, with the most challenging and complex needs, including those for whom we are often the last resort. They believe all children should have good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future. At Berry Street (Melbourne, Australia) many of the children […]

  • Ralf the Giant Schnauzer

    “He thinks you’re beautiful and perfect exactly the way you are.” Meet the furry gentle giant who has brought joy to hundreds of sick children Ralf the Giant Schnauzer was adopted in 2005 by the Lovick family His owner Caroline was told that he would be the perfect therapy dog For ten years, she and […]

  • Electronics-Sniffing Dogs Help Solve Cyber-Crimes

    Dogs in the United States are now being trained to find electronic components with their noses. Bear, an electronics-sniffing black lab, helped officers locate 16 smartphones, 10 flash drives and six laptops during a search of Fogle’s home. How are dogs able to find what to the rest of us has no smell whatsoever? Rescue […]

  • Dogs Trained To “Sniff Out” Landmines & Save Lives

    Landmines maim & kill thousands each year, keep people from their homes, and deny the use of productive land. The Marshall Legacy Institute works in war-torn countries and provides Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) to “sniff out” landmines, save lives and return the land to productive use. MDDs are one of the most efficient and effective […]

  • Navy SEALS dogs: bulletproof, waterproof, high-tech

    Did you know that many of the special operations and dangerous missions US Navy SEALS complete might not be possible without the help of specially trained and specially outfitted – four-legged SEALS? Not only do these amazing dogs sniff out bombs, track human targets, and even parachute from planes into enemy territory, they also save […]