Emergency preparedness

Wildfires, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes. Any one of these natural disasters may someday require an evacuation plan for your family. The ASPCA provides complete guidelines on their website, including evacuation recommendations for dogs, cats, horses, birds, reptiles, and other animals. Here is an excerpt for dog and cat owners. Prepare Emergency Supplies and Traveling Kits … Continue reading Emergency preparedness

There’s a Law for That: Standing Firm When Confronted with Ignorance

So many people just do not understand the concept of a service dog. I keep telling myself that this is the issue, not just a general lack of etiquette and social awareness. I try very hard to use every less than perfect interaction as a learning and teaching experience and as a model for Micah. … Continue reading There’s a Law for That: Standing Firm When Confronted with Ignorance

“Firsts” with Micah and Levi, his service dog in training

Note: Levi is a seven-month-old Lab being owner-trained by his family as a service dog for seven-year-old Micah. Read his mom, Nicole's first post here and learn a little about the family on our contributor page. Firsts in life are always learning experiences. Rarely do we get something perfect on the first try and the same … Continue reading “Firsts” with Micah and Levi, his service dog in training