NorthStar Pet: National Service Dog Month

September is National Service Dog Month.

Our relationship with dogs goes back thousands of years. And, throughout time, from herding sheep to listening to a child try to read aloud in a library to helping a veteran with PTSD, dogs have been by our sides, through thick and thin, eased our troubles and concerns, empowered us, and saved our lives.

One of my friends has a therapy dog and it is amazing how he just knows who to go to and what to do.

I would like to offer a special message of gratitude to the US military service dogs left behind years ago in Vietnam. I am glad times have changed. Never forget.

To learn more... article The Trailblazers for a Good Cause by Joel Boyce.

Vietnam Dog Handler Associations Service Dog Memorial Directory.

Gander on facebook.

Westerville Magazine article K-9 to 5 by Stephan Reid.

The US War Dogs Association. 

Pilot Dogs.

Columbus Therapy Dogs on facebook. 

Working Like Dogs.

Canine Companions for Independence.

Genoa Township's Gandolf on facebook.

Photograph from Gander on facebook.