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Diamond the Dog – Her Heroism Truly Makes Her “Man’s Best Friend”!

It is often said that a dog is “man’s best friend”, but in the case of pit bull Diamond, this phrase means much more. Diamond is the pet of the Steen family from Hayward, CA, and the Steens’ love for her is beyond compare. This is because, besides being a wonderful pet and loyal companion, Diamond has also…

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Pearl the Dog – "A Homeless Dog Becomes a Hero"!

In early 2008, the life of labrador retriever Pearl was anything but good, as she found herself homeless in an animal shelter. But soon after, her life improved drastically when volunteers from the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation rescued her and began to train her as a search dog. In July 2008 she was matched…

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Emily Buell – Helping Disabled Students with her College Bound Canines!

It’s that time of year again……back-to-school time! For kindergarteners through those heading off to college, it’s a time of new beginnings and new challenges. But for students with disabilities, especially those entering college, the challenges of a new school year may be overwhelming.  High school student Emily Buell realized this, and she decided to do something about…

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Animal Rescue: What You Can Do!

Animals truly are amazing creatures, holding a very important place in our world. In the lives of humans, animals provide countless treasures, including joy, beauty, companionship, assistance, and sustenance! But sadly, as special as all animals are, there are many whose lives are filled with neglect and abuse. In America alone, 5 to 7 million animals wind up in shelters every…

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Petfinder.com – "Making Happy Families" in a Very Special Way!

When Betsy Saul was a girl, she developed a love for animals early on. She spent much of her childhood bringing home stray animals, and by the time she was 12 years old, she was helping out at an animal rescue. As Betsy grew into adulthood, her love for animals grew too. She knew that too many…

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Olivia Bouler – Her Passion is "For the Birds"!

12-year-old Olivia Bouler has always had a love of two things – artistry, namely drawing and painting, and the birds she sees as she and her family enjoy the outdoors. In particular, Olivia loves the birds she sees when visiting family in the Gulf of Mexico. So when the Gulf of Mexico suffered a major oil spill in…

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Freedom Service Dogs – Taking "Man's Best Friend" to a Whole New Level!

It is often said that dogs are man’s best friend. Well, this has never been more true than with a very special group of dogs called Freedom Service Dogs. These dogs, who originally come from shelters, are specially trained to be able to help people with everyday tasks. And the people they help? Disabled veterans! When Freedom…

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Rescue Dogs: Some of the World's Bravest Heroes!

When you think of a hero, who comes to mind? A firefighter saving a family from a fire? A soldier fighting in a war? How about a dog? Although many think of dogs simply as family pets and faithful companions, the reality is that oftentimes, dogs heroically come to the rescue just when they’re needed…

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Got Faith? You Will After You Meet Faith…The Two-Legged Dog

A two-legged dog who has learned to walk on her own is inspiring disabled soldiers all over the globe and showing them that anything is possible. Faith, an 8-year old labrador-chow mix, has become a frequent visitor at army bases and hospitals around the country and the world, where she inspires disabled veterans to push forward….

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Soldier Surprises Daughter at School

Air Force Master Sergeant Joseph Myers hoped to see his daughter while she was still in 4th grade. On the next-to-last day of school, he got his wish. He was reunited with Hannah after spending 350 days away from home in Iraq. As you can see in the pictures, Hannah was caught completely off-guard by the surprise. Hannah…

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