Klinger, a two year-old German Shepherd, will make history this week by becoming the first professionally trained running Guide Dog to assist an athlete who is visually impaired. Klinger's placement marks the initiation of the Running Guides pilot program at Guiding Eyes for the Blind—an internationally accredited nonprofit that provides guide dogs to those with vision loss.
What happens if you die? Who will take care of your pet or Service Dog? Nobody wants to think about their own death. Creating a plan for your animals can make the transition easier on your animals and those around you. Do you have a plan in case you become physically unable to care for them — or worse?
As the summer heat continues to beat down, it is important to ensure the well being of your Service Dog. Just like humans, Service Dogs are susceptible to dehydration and heat stroke. As your Service Dogs human partner it is your responsibility to help prevent them against these risks.