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Pawfessional Doggos Gettin' The Love They Deserve

When celebrating heroes in stories, rarely do we think about the animals involved. In reality, animals, and specifically dogs, do so much work for the world. From police dogs to seizure alert dogs and other pawfect service dogs, every single day, dogs are saving lives. So, we thought that it was only right to give these pawfessional doggos who are hard at work the love that they deserve. 

If we could, each of these amazing dogs would get a medal from us for the hard work that they do. We don't know how the world would function without them. They are truly too pawsitive and pawfect for this world. The very least we can do is give them love (and treats) and appreciate them (and pet them all day long).  

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Therapy Doggo Saves A Life: Hats Off To Digby The Doggo (Twitter Thread)

Today we would like to share with you a very important story that we found while roaming through the depths of twitter. Digby is a full time service dog at Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service in England. He is often used to diffuse difficult situations and helps crews who have been exposed to trauma during talking therapy.

When the Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene of a young woman considering taking her life, one of the service members had the amazing idea to bring in Digby the Diffuser. When Digby arrived on the scene, the young woman instantly smiled. She was offered the opportunity to play with Digby and she accepted, and in doing so her life was saved. Never underestimate the extent to which dogs can be therapeutic. The power of this awwmazing doggo literally saved a woman's life. We hope this person gets all the help she needs and deserves, and we are so thankful that Digby was there to help her! Digby gained quite a bit of twitter fame for his brave actions. Fellow doggos reached out to express their support for Digby! He was even offered a hot date! Way to go Digby, you are pawsitively awesome.

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Tumblr Thread: Dog Too Shy To Be Service Dog Becomes The Best Rescue

Dogs with jobs are so amazing. One of the most amazing jobs that dogs have though in our opinion are helping other humans. Service dogs are so important, and they always do such important jobs. And while every dog who becomes a service dog is so, so important, not every single dog can become a service dog. Some of them are simply too good and gentle for that job.

That is the story of this gorgeous black Labrador pupper. The little guy was just a tiny bit too shy to become a service dog, so he ended up being a rescue. He still stayed the very best boy though, and the things he was taught in service dog school have definitely come in handy for him protecting his human. 

tumblr thread about a dog who was too shy to become a service dog | thumbnail includes one picture of a black Labrador and a part of a tumblr thread 'Font - this dog that i dogsit for is an actual angel sent from heaven, evidence: he's 100 Ibs and so gentle i don't need any special collar or leash or harness to walk him, ever he was meant to be a service dog but he was too shy so he became a rescue, can u even imagine so well behaved he waits for me at the tops and bottoms of flights of stairs'
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Giving Thanks To Professional Dogs Hard At Work

It is often talked about how pets are a lot of work - you do so much for them and all you get in return is love, right? Wrong. Pets give back so much more than just love. For some people, they're their stability and support, for others, pets are one of the reasons they keep fighting day by day. 

Then, there are dogs who have made it their actual jobs to help people, and seeing everything that they do each and every day truly makes us think that we're the ones not doing enough for them. So, today, we're saying thank you to all of our doggo helpers and doggo heroes. And we're saying thank you to r/dogswithjobs, the subreddit that gives these amazing doggos love every single day!

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Seizure Dog Missing For Three Years Reunited With Owner

Reunited, and it's never felt better! After 3 long years, Debra Mejeur has been reunited with her dog, and for the dog, it took no more than a single whiff of her old blanket to jump right back into her owner's arms. 

According to Yahoo!entertainment, Lola, the dog, is an especially trained seizure alert dog, and she went missing in October, having escaped from a fenced area during a family trip to Chicago. Having escaped during such an unfortunate time meant that Debra wasn't able to be there every day in case Lola came back. Despite that, for a month, Debra and her husband made regular trips to Illinois, hoping to find Lola. They "put up "lost" signs, called on the locals for assistance, and even hired a professional pet searcher," but couldn't find her. 

The chances of finding Lola were obviously incredibly low, but, in an incredible turn of events, last week, Debra got a phone call from an Illinois animal shelter and found out that her gorgeous little Labrador has been found. "I still had an ounce of hope, I guess, but the majority of me was thinking she had already crossed the rainbow bridge," Debra said. "I was just completely stunned ... I feel like I'm in a dream right now." 

Apparently, a couple had spotted Lola in the woods and gave her food and water before taking her to the animal shelter, and the reason Debra was known to be Lola's owner was because Lola was - thankfully - microchipped. Lola had lost a little weight, but overall, she is in good health. No one is sure how she survived all these years, but everyone is happy that she did. 

"I wish she could talk because I would probably give her a little lecture, too," Mejeur said. "'You're not suppose to run away. Don't do it again.'" The plan from here on out is to not use Lola as a service dog anymore. Why? Because they "plan to spoil her from here on out." And you know what, we support that. Spoil her as much as you possibly can.

Read another heartwarming dog reunion story right here.

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Service Dog Appreciation Because Doggos Deserve Love

We all know that heartwarming feeling that goes through our entire body when we see a service dog on the street because we know that these dogs are the purest, most wholesome and good kind of doggos. They help people and get little in return. We can only aspire to help human beings as much as these dogs are. 

The very least we can do for these service doggos is serve them back by learning about them and giving them as much love and support (and snacks) as we can. So, today, courtesy of a viral tumblr post, we are going to learn about these puppers and show them the love that they truly deserve

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Animals Of Instagram Spotlight Of The Week: Tigger And Nadja

Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to Tigger And Nadja, the real-life Pixie and Brutus! 

You should all know who Pixie and Brutus are, by now. Just in case you don't -- it's a comic series about a retired military dog who looks after an innocent kitten, thus, creating the most wholesome relationship alive! 

Tigger And Nadja are similar to those characters. Nadja, is a gorgeous German Sherpard, who is also a service dog who aids her hooman -- Cori Mendelow

Not only is Nadja an excellent girl, she's also quite attached to Mendelow's other furbaby -- Tigger! Tigger, is an adorable orange kitten. 

Tigger was recently sick but thankfully seems to be doing much better according to Tigger's GoFundMe page. Thank goodness for that! 

The two (Tigger and Nadja) are often photographed cuddling each other and it's simply the sweetest sight! 


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An Historical Look At The Role Of Service Dogs Centuries Ago

You are probably not surprised to hear that dogs have been helping people with disabilities for centuries. Twitter page @DisabilityHistory takes a look back at art and photos that reveal all the good things done by these good boys many years ago. It has been suggested that the earliest surviving illustration of a guide dog from Western Europe dates to the late fifteenth century.  But there are actually several earlier depictions of guide dogs that survive in medieval manuscripts.      



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Important Rant About Why Fake Service Dogs Are So Problematic

Tumblr user TrainingFaith is explaining the problem with fake service dogs and doing it in a way everyone can understand. The user has laid out the picture perfectly, and after you'll read this, you might have second thoughts about claiming your dog as a "service dog."

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After 11 Years Of Dedicated Service, Retiring K-9 Gets The Memorable Send Off He Truly Deserves

Capone has been on the force for 11 years and now roughly the age of 80 human years, he's taking his final ride. Check out how his friends at the Burlington Police Department in Vermont say goodbye. 

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This Picture of George H.W. Bush's Service Dog is Breaking Hearts

George H. W. Bush's spokesperson shared an image of the former president's service dog, Sully H.W. Bush, with the words "mission complete." George H. W. Bush died at the age of 94.

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Pet Detective Tracks Down Veteran’s Service Dog Who Had Been Missing For 22 Days

An Air Force Veteran from Land O' Lakes, Florida, was reunited with his best friend after his lab went missing for 22 days, thanks to the hard work of a pet detective. Their reunion will melt your heart! Via: Uplifting Today

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This Series Of Disney Princesses With Service Dogs Is Aimed At Raising Awareness For Disabled People

Arien Smith of Royal Service Dogs: Advocacy and Art and The Major Barkana is an artist, coach, motivational speaker, and advocate for disability rights and mental health. He drew this wonderful fan art series of Disney Princesses with service dogs to raise awareness and acceptance for people with disabilities and service dogs! It's both a critique on the lack of disabled characters and advocacy for disability rights. Enjoy the art and the Princess' stories below…

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Youtuber's Service Dog Tragically Dies After Staying At Pet Hotel PetSmart

Toronto YouTuber Corey Dixon announced via Twitter that his best friend and family member, 4-year-old service dog Aspen, had sadly died after falling ill during a weeklong stay at a PetSmart pet hotel. Dixon also stated that his vet informed him that Aspen died of severe pneumonia. Something that was overlooked while staying at PetSmart. While PetSmart has retaliated saying that Aspen's death was due to pre-existing conditions...

Makes us wonder, just how qualified are these PetHotels to be trusted to take care of our loved ones?

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Woman Posts Important Announcement About What To Do If A Service Dog Approaches You Without It's Owner

Service dogs are always on the lookout to keep their owners safe and sound. They will go beyond to do so as well, especially if their owner is in trouble and needs help. When a dog first approaches us, the first thing we think other than how adorable they are, is where is it's owner? Well, it's the same for service dogs, except they are approaching you for help, for their owner. Melissa Hope (@lissalet) offered up a public service announcement on Twitter after an incident like this happened to her. 

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Service Dog Gives Birth to 8 Puppies at Tampa International Airport

One lucky airline passenger ended up with eight additional carry-ons at the Tampa International Airport last week. Diane Van Atter got the surprise of a lifetime when her service dog, Eleanor "Ellie" Rigby, suddenly went into labor while they were waiting to board a Philadelphia-bound flight on Friday. Travelers and employees looked on as the two-year-old yellow lab delivered eight healthy puppies inside the airport's main terminal. Her owners reportedly knew Ellie was pregnant, but did not know how close she was to delivery. 

Boarding all passengers on this direct flight to adorable!

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