Happy National Dog Day!

To recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and to acknowledge our four-legged friends for all the work they do, Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige founded National Dog Day. National Dog Day has been celebrated annually for the past 11years and wants encourages even non dog owners to donate $5 to their local shelter on National Dog Day.

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To shine light on our amazing, courageous, sensitive and sentient fuzzy babies, we’re recognizing the different service and working dogs! You’d be surprised there are so many!

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  1. The Severe Allergy Alert Dogs (AADs)

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These particular service dogs are specifically trained to be aware of threats the owner may be allergic to such as gluten, nuts or shellfish, and alert their handler when in the vicinity.

2. The Autism Assistance Dogs


Children with Autism have a great benefit from these service dogs. These hard working, patient pooches act as constant companions and help improve social interactions and relationships, expand verbal and nonverbal communication, teach life skills, increase interest in activities and decrease stress within the family.

3. The Diabetic Alert Dogs (DADs)


These pups are specifically trained to react to the chemical change produced by blood sugar highs and lows. These dogs help their handlers lead a more confident and independent lifestyle by alerting their owners in advance of low/ high blood sugar events before they become dangerous.

4. The Medical Alert Dogs (MADs)


Medical Assistance Dogs are used to mitigate an extraordinarily wide variety of medical conditions,  like seizures, fainting, and other debilitating symptoms. Once trained, these dogs are able to detect a medical crises before they occur and have the necessary skills to take appropriate action once a medical crises has occurred.

5. The Psychiatric Service Dog (PSDs)

ptsdThe Psychiatric Service Dog is there to assist the owners that suffer from panic disorders, PTSD, and depression. These service dogs offer a variety of calming behaviors that can lessen the severity of these symptoms.

6. The War Dog

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These dogs have an incredible ability to locate mines, booby traps and concealed enemies such as snipers. Their abilities remain far more superior to any device or machine invented by military engineers.

7. The Acting Dog

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These canines go through rigorous training and have an amazing ability to take direction to be the star of the show.

8. the Police Dog


These courageous police dogs are utilized to track criminals, sniff out illegal drugs and explosives, search buildings, and do other jobs human police officers can’t do as well as a dog can.

9. The Sled Dogs


Many people in the most northern corners of the world rely on sled dogs solely for transportation and deliveries of crucial goods.  These dogs have the strength, discipline, and organization to effectively pull a sled full of goods, and humans through the coldest winds and harshest snows.

10. The Herding Dogs


Either trained, or a herding dog breed, the herding dog was developed to help control and direct herds of cows or sheep out to pasture or back to the barn.


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