Today, you’ll meet 15 dogs with incredibly important jobs. They all work very hard, even harder than some hoomans.
Being a service dog comes with lots of responsibilities. Not every dog can be trained to sniff for prohibited items or track down a scent in order to rescue a person.
These pups have gone through extensive training, and with lots of talent, they have proven to be valuable members of the community.
All we can do is applaud them for their bravery and wish them many good years in their service.
1. Special Guests On The Plane
Shaken by the latest earthquakes, Turkey really needed help from good people and brave dogs to find their missing citizens. Dogs were shown as real heroes. Some of them worked harder than humans did!
These search and rescue dogs absolutely deserved a spot on the plane like normal human beings instead of being stuck in cargo.
2. A Psychiatric Service Dog Worthy Of Every Praise
Tito is a psychiatric service dog that helps his owner with her major depressive disorder. Since the owner is a teacher, Tito comes to school with her and stays there the entire day.
However, since the school has many fire drills, and Tito’s ears can’t stand the fire alarm, the owner bought him small noise-canceling headphones… how sweet!
3. Daisy And Poppy Are Two Skilled Trackers
On their first real-life mission, Daisy and Poppy had to find a missing person suffering from Alzheimer’s. Needless to say, the mission was a success and the lost man was found safe and sound.
4. A Cute SDIT That Aced Her First Day At Work
Even though she’s still young, this service dog proved she’s capable of performing greatly. Looks like this cutie pie won’t be a Service Dog in Training for long. A bright future is ahead of her.
5. Sleeping On Duty
This canine companion was doing such a great job that it became exhausting. A dog must catch a break. No one will mind a short nap because she’s doing a terrific job!
6. A Dog That Reads
Well… technically, Boris doesn’t read, but he provides excellent companionship during reading therapy as a reading buddy.
7. A Dog That Guards The School
Therapy dogs in school are the new deal. I can see many more schools in the future adopting their own pups, not as mascots, but as helpful companions. The children sure feel much safer when someone’s keeping an eye on them.
8. A Service Dog That Stayed Alert For 16 Hours
She was focused and alert, and even alerted her owner twice that she was about to faint. This gave the owner time to lie down and prevent herself from getting hurt. Although there were many distractions and the ER was a busy place, this brave girl took it like a real professional.
9. An Autism Support Dog That Doubles As A Nurse
She sat there the entire time, keeping an eye on her little hooman in need. Such a good, loving girl!
10. The Lead Scout Dog
Military dogs deserve a special mention because of their incredible bravery. This is Stout. He’s a lead scout dog in his dad’s Stryker Brigade.
11. Hugo, The Scientist
Well, Hugo isn’t really a scientist, but he does help sniff out data for field biologists. He’s actually a scent detection dog (or a conservation dog). This is him in the field, working until he finds his data.
12. A Dog That Knows CPR
Maple is a Search and Rescue air scent tracker dog that can do many things. One of them is CPR! I’d love to have Maple around when something bad happens.
13. Detection Dog At Work
This is just one of many detection dogs that’s being used to determine if there are any shipments with animal parts inside. Or, in other words, these brave dogs help fight illegal animal wildlife trafficking.
14. Meet Ajax, The Fire Dog
Ajax is a type of therapy dog, or a fire dog that helps brave firefighters deal with trauma. Trust me… this job does come with lots of traumas and psychological issues.
15. Egan, The Seeing Eye Dog
Egan is a puppy in training… the third generation of his guide dog family. This lovable pooch will work hard to become someone’s window into the world.