Colorado Springs attorney sued for allegedly not allowing a service dog into his office

elaine | March 30, 2010

According to the Associated Press, A federal court has approved a consent decree with a Colorado Springs attorney accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The consent decree resolves a lawsuit filed Nov. 3 that alleged Patric LeHouillier wouldn’t allow veterinarian Joan Murnane, her husband or her attorney into his office because Murnane was with [...]

Veteran with PTSD gets a little help from a service dog.

elaine | December 16, 2009

A Colorado Springs Postal Worker is getting around a little easier these days thanks to a service dog named “Bertha”.    “Bertha” is the first service dog ever to work with a postal worker, and just like all postal workers, she goes out in any weather!  “Bertha’s”  owner , Paul Gernert was diagnosed with PTSD after returning from the war in Iraq [...]

Honoring the working dog on labor day.

elaine | September 7, 2009

     Labor Day is a time for rest and relaxation for many of us, a time we take a break from a hard day’s work, but it is not just people that work.  Dogs are increasingly joing the workforce, being trained in jobs that can not only make our lives better, but they can also [...]

Service dog denied access to school

elaine | August 26, 2009

Normally service dogs are welcome anywhere, but not at a school near Chicago.  When an autistic boy’s family asked if his service dog “Chewy” could accompany the boy, the answer was “no”! 
  Kaleb Drew’s family says that the Labrador Retriever is trained to deal with the boy’s disabilities keeping Kaleb safe and calm at school.  Officials [...]