I could NEVER give the dog up

The most common reason we hear why people won’t be a puppy raiser for us is they could never give the dog up.

If the dog graduates, the raiser will have the incredibly heartwarming experience – truly unmatched, of seeing the Service Dog they helped create matched with a person in need.

This is a win/win opportunity for you. If the puppy doesn’t graduate (at least a 33% chance), at our discretion, you can adopt the pup. If the dog graduates, you’ll see the recipient’s and their family’s joy at having this precious dog who will now assist the recipient, and change their life.

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Tax Benefits from Charitable Donations

Article written by Bill Hammond, Edward Jones, appeared in Putnam Press Newspaper May 23, 2018. Appearing here with the permission of Bill Hammond.

Like most people, you probably know several organizations worthy of your philanthropy, and you may well have contributed to them – perhaps on an annual basis.

In the past when you’ve made charitable donations, it’s been a win-win: You were able to provide support to a worthy organization and you received some valuable tax benefits. But with the passage of the new tax laws, things may have changed considerably for many people. Continue reading “Tax Benefits from Charitable Donations”

Does Your Dog Love You?

golden-retriever-treatsDog lovers have no hesitation is saying dogs love their people. Dogs’ obvious attachment to their owners is shown in their following them around, their approaching them for attention and
affection, and the ecstatic greeting they give their person when they return home. Without an emotional bond, there would be few dogs joining a household.

Until recently, we had to deduce their emotions only from their behavior. Gregory Berns of Emory University, a physician who had conducted MRI studies for 25 years of humans, conducted groundbreaking MRI studies of two dogs’ brains. He, and his staff are huge dog people, and they were curious how dog brains worked. Dr. Berns trained his dog, a shelter dog, and an acquaintance trained her border collie, to lie perfectly still in the MRI machine. This was the first time MRI studies had been done on conscious and unrestrained dogs. He wanted to humanely capture their brain functions, and capture their brains functioning as closely to their natural state as possible. Continue reading “Does Your Dog Love You?”