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September 30 Fundraiser Information

On Sunday September 30, we will be holding our annual charity fundraising event to benefit our Fixed Income Family Fund and the National K-9 Working Dog, Inc. Please help us make this our most successful ever!

2018-03-27T15:54:00-04:00Tags: , , |

The Police K-9 Bill of Rights

The Ann Arbor Animal Hospital is proud to announce that they will be co-sponsoring a charity event to support The National K-9 Working Dog, Inc. to help raise funds on a local level for retired Police K-9 Officers. We are also working to raise awareness and gain support at both the State and Federal levels to pass the “Police K-9 Bill of Rights.”

2018-03-27T15:48:44-04:00Tags: , , |

More than man’s best friend: Sighthounds

Chasing things that run is hard wired in sighthounds. When we talk about a "working" animal, we mean an animal doing what it was bred to do. In the case of the sighthounds discussed in the following Q&A, working means running after a lure, which simulates chasing live game, which is what these dogs were bred to do and they love doing it.

2018-03-22T16:38:31-04:00Tags: , |

More than man’s best friend: Meet Lenny of the AAPD

We do annual preventative health, emergency care, and other general health concerns for police dogs at the Ann Arbor Police Department. We recently reached out to Officer Patrick Maguire of the AAPD with our list of questions on working animals, and he gave us a lot of information in his answers.

2018-03-27T15:56:22-04:00Tags: , , |

Belle, the therapy dog

Jessica Gutierrez is a young woman who was born with mental and physical disabilities. Despite her limitations, Jessica considers herself an "Ambassador" to help people understand the role assistant animals play in the lives of people like her.

2017-01-11T21:43:08-05:00Tags: , |

Do You Have a Therapy Dog?

Kipu with a patient We came across this great post by Ann Arbor's Geri Markel, entitled "Therapy Dogs, A Positive Distraction." In the piece, she writes about how therapy animals reduce stress, provide emotional support, and interact with patients, bringing a smile to their faces, as well as benefiting the atmosphere of care

2018-03-22T18:42:32-04:00Tags: , |