#GivingTuesday Hope Campaign – What is it, and how can I get involved?

27 Nov 2019

Most of us don’t realize there are close to 50 million people with disabilities in the United States.  For many of these individuals, it can be challenging to perform simple day to day tasks or even monitor their own health. Fortunately, people with disabilities can now gain more freedom with the assistance of service dogs. […]

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4 Traits of a Great Service Dog

27 Nov 2019

Most of us don’t realize there are close to 50 million people with disabilities in the United States.  For many of these individuals, it can be challenging to perform simple day to day tasks or even monitor their own health. Fortunately, people with disabilities can now gain more freedom with the assistance of service dogs. […]

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5 Types Service Dogs and the People They Help

21 Oct 2019

Service dogs are specially trained to help people with disabilities do specific tasks in their daily life, or help them to respond to episodes related to their disability. The most commonly known type of service dog is a “seeing eye dog,” which is a dog specifically trained to help blind, or visually impaired people to […]

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3 Traits of a Dependable Service Dog Trainer

9 Oct 2019

Did you know there are more domestic canines in the United States than in any other country in the world? To be exact, there are 75 million of them. About 500,000 of these canines are service dogs assisting people with disabilities to lead better lives. Before a dog can become a service dog to help and assist […]

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Why is My Dog’s Nose Dry?

17 Mar 2019

Our service dogs can’t tell us when they aren’t feeling well, so it is entirely dependent upon us as dog owners to pay very (VERY) close attention to the way our dogs are acting, behaving, and any other signs and symptoms they are showing us that things aren’t quite the way they should be. Most […]

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6 Holiday Foods That Aren’t Safe for Dogs

21 Dec 2018

6 Holiday Foods That Aren’t Safe for Dogs The holidays are about being surrounded by your loved ones as you gather around the dinner table and celebrate the spirit of giving. From the Christmas ham to libations on New Years Eve, you, and your service dog, will be exposed to a lot of tempting foods. […]

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Why SDWR Doesn’t Train Dogs Outside the Organization

2 Oct 2018

Here at Service Dogs by SDWR, or SDWR, we get requests from individuals every day that ask us if we will train their dog for them. SDWR only works from highly qualified and vetted breeders that we know we can trust in addition to breeding our own purebred golden, labradors, and doodles. There are many […]

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FDA Investigating Potential Connection Between Diet and Cases of Canine Heart Disease

26 Sep 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not typically genetically prone to the disease. The […]

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Volunteer Service Dog Raisers Needed for SDWR

6 Sep 2018

Service Dogs by SDWR (SDWR) is seeking volunteer service dog raisers to assist the nonprofit organization in the vital work it does to fulfill its mission. PRESS RELEASE Madison, Virginia, September 6, 2018 – Every working service dog starts as a puppy that needs a loving home to socialize and be nurtured. A Service Dog Raiser […]

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Myths and Facts About Parasites & Your Service Dog

15 Feb 2018

Commonality of parasites in animals is not at all unusual. Fleas, ticks, worms, etc. can happen to any dog or beloved pet, but it is important to keep yourself educated and informed on the symptoms and causes for these parasites. Below we have listed some common misconceptions about these invasive critters that can affect your […]

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