Service Animals

Harold and his loyal companion, Phelan

A Christmas Miracle in Bethlehem

A couple, a veteran and a dog come together in unlikely fashion at a Pennsylvania holiday arts and crafts festival.

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Dillie is best buds with black standard poodle, Willie, pictured here with Melanie’s husband, Steve.

Meet Dillie the Deer

When a three-day-old blind fawn was brought into veterinarian Melanie Butera’s emergency clinic in 2004, she feared the fragile creature wouldn't survive. Since then, Dillie the deer has captured the world’s attention.

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Norbert's Second Treat

Norbert's Second Treat

Norbert the therapy dog is an Internet sensation with almost a million followers on Facebook. In this popular video, watch this cuddly canine's reaction when he receives a well-earned second treat. 

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Smoke and the Base Operations Section Marines at Camp al Taqqadum in Iraq

Bringing Smoke Home

Marines never leave anyone behind. Not even a donkey.

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Frida the rescue dog pictured in early September.

Frida the Rescue Dog Saved Lives in Mexico City

This canine went on a mission to find others in the destructive Mexico earthquake.

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Linda Rae and Trixie

A Dog, a Prisoner, and a Surprising Prayer Partner

A decision to visit a dog who had been trained by a prison inmate not only brought her a new canine companion, but also a treasured new prayer partner.

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Lucky Dog host Brandon McMillan and a canine friend

Brandon McMillan Trains Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

Dog trainer Brandon McMillan, host of CBS-TV's Lucky Dog, on growing up in a circus, finding his calling, and why he trains dogs to help veterans

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Dog Trainer Brandon McMillan on Working with Service Dogs

Dog Trainer Brandon McMillan on Working with Service Dogs

Brandon McMillan, professional dog trainer and Emmy Award-winning host of CBS's Lucky Dog, shares how he got involved in the training of service dogs for returning veterans. Get the new daily devotion for animal lovers!

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Therapy Dogs Help Children with Autism at the Dentist

Therapy Dogs Help Children with Autism at the Dentist

For kids with autism, a trip to the dentist can be extra stressful. Here's how one office is making it fun.

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Jack, a Miniature Australian Shepherd who serves as a therapy dog for the seniors at Gulf Coast Village

Jack the Comfort Dog Brings Joy to Seniors

Meet Jack, a Miniature Australian Shepherd who serves as a therapy dog for the seniors at Gulf Coast Village,  a Volunteers of America-sponsored retirement community in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Lori Raineri and Daisy

How This Service Dog Came to Comfort Crime Victims

Find out why this dog always has her day in court.

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A Dog Named Daisy Brings Comfort to Crime Victims

A Dog Named Daisy Brings Comfort to Crime Victims

Watch as Lori Raineri introduces her dog, Daisy, whose life's work takes place at the Yolo County, California, district attorney's office where she comforts crime victims, particularly children.

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