• AKC Canine Health Foundation

    Posted On: October 21st, 2011

    AKC CHFThe mission of the AKC Canine Health Foundation is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease.

  • U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research-Joint Trauma System Clincial Practice Guidelines

    Posted On: November 3rd, 2011

    JTS_JTTRUSAISR is part of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Its mission is to provide requirements-driven combat casualty care medical solutions and products for injured soldiers, from self-aid through definitive care across the full spectrum of military operations; provide state-of-the-art trauma, burn, and critical care to Department of Defense beneficiaries around the world and civilians in our trauma region; and provide Burn Special Medical Augmentation Response Teams. Included in their guidelines is a document on Canine Resuscitation that all working dog teams will find valuable. Download Guideline.

  • New Leash on Life USA

    Posted On: January 2nd, 2012

    New Leash on Life logoNew Leash on Life USA is a new generation prison dog-training program that saves the lives of shelter dogs by training and socializing them to enhance their adoptability while helping inmates learn to train and care for dogs.
    To see first hand how they are saving shelter dogs through the love and training provided by inmates visit

  • Scientific Working Group on Dog and Orthogonal Detector Guidelines (SWGDOG)

    Posted On: February 12th, 2012

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    SWGDOG was created as a response to concerns coming from a variety of sectors including law enforcement and homeland security regarding the need to improve the performance, reliability, and courtroom defensibility of detector dog teams and their optimized combination with electronic detection devices.  They work to generate best practices which go through a 6 month approval process, including an 8 week public comment period, where feedback is solicited from the community. SWGDOG currently has approved best practice guidelines in all 9 concentration areas, ranging from training, health, and research to substance and scent disciplines. Recently approved documents include contraband, currency, firearm, and live people in avalanche disasters. The newest document drafted, Searching for Human Remains in a Disaster Environment, will be posted for public comment before the end of the year. There are now thirty nine approved guidelines within 436 pages of resources. Some documents are also under a required two year review such as terminology, general guidelines, and selection of serviceable dogs and replacement systems.

    Visit their website to learn more.



  • Disaster Dog

    Posted On: February 12th, 2012

    Disaster Dog LogoVisit to find information on testing and training FEMA Urban Search and Rescue dogs.

  • Finding One Another

    Posted On: February 12th, 2012

    Finding One AnotherDr. Otto has joined Tails of Hope Foundation to serve as a Co-Chair of the Finding One Another Tribute.
    Their mission: Pay tribute to the canine teams who served during 9/11 and the canine teams who still work diligently in search and rescue efforts.
    Their goal: Improve the care of these valuable dogs by underwriting veterinary expenses, funding research, training   veterinarians and educating the public.
    As the 10th Anniversary approaches, a variety of educational, fundraising, and tribute events will be going on in New York and across the country. Macy’s “Shop for the Cause” and the Amalgamate Dance Company Charity Event highlight the diversity we will see in the year to come.
    Followed the continued efforts of the generous organization at





  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

    Posted On: February 12th, 2012

    AVMA LogoThe American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 82,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
    The AVMA, through its various organizations, provides support for working dogs and the efforts of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.
    Visit their website to learn more.