Learn about citywide efforts across the country as nearly 40 shelters have implemented community-supported programs to keep pets out of shelters and reduce euthanasia rates.
Guide dogs get extensive training for five to nine months, depending on the organization, to succeed with these tasks. Their guidance helps visually impaired or blind people go to work, navigate busy airports, avoid traffic and many other unexpected obstacles.
Through learning how to be responsible and considerate toward a pet, kids can strengthen their own ability to connect with others and be an ambassador for kind animal — and human — behavior.
Service members can’t bring their dogs with them when they are deployed, and if they don’t have family or friends to watch the dog for their extended time away, they typically have to surrender the dog to a shelter.