Working Dogs / Dogs with Jobs
Dedicated to all those wonderful dogs who help people by giving unconditional love and friendship to the sick, lonely and helpless and make life a little easier for so many:
To those who would lay down their lives for us and do anything asked of them:
And to those who have been so important in Livestock Industries throughout the world:
A Working Dog's Oath
I will lay down my life for you
and expect nothing but love in return.
I protect my officer with my life,
and would gladly take a bullet in his place.
I am sent in to find lost children
and fugitives on the run.
I find drugs and weapons and even bombs.
I am the first sent in
and sometimes the last to leave.
I am the nose and ears of my officer.
I will protect and serve him.
I would die for him and for you.
I only ask for compassion and a kind word.
From Service Dog to SURFice Dog
Watch surf dog Ricochet's journey from Service Dog training to surfing with quadriplegic surfer, Patrick Ivison, to fundraise for charitable causes. A heartwarming and inspirational video. (Click the play button to watch it here.)
Ride a Wave of Hope with the Surf Dog Who Inspires Millions
In her new book, Ricochet: Riding a Wave of Hope with the Dog Who Inspires Millions, Judy Fridono shares the emotionally-moving story of Ricochet, the beloved Golden Retriever who went from puppy prodigy to service-dog dropout before becoming an inspirational phenomenon and Internet sensation. It wasn't long before Ricochet became the world's only SURFice dog™, participating in numerous charity events that changed the lives of a sea of very grateful people. Through her extraordinary gift of surfing, Ricochet has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities and those in need. With every wave she rides, she heals hearts and transforms lives by teaching people to believe in themselves and follow their heart. The story of Ricochet is one of purity, synchronicity, our interconnectedness and opening ourselves to life's 'paw'sibilities. It will motivate your spirit to make the most of the gifts hidden within youso you can shine your light on the world and paw it forward! Click here to learn more about the book, bonus gifts and ordering: www.ricochetthesurfdog.com
- The World Trade Center's Heroic Dog Yearbook
- Land of Pure Gold Foundation
HE IS YOUR DOG
"He is your friend, your partner,
your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true
to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him
to be worthy of such devotion."
~ Author Unknown
- From Homeless to Hero Norton's Story
The story of a rescued dog who returned the favour. Norton was inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame in 1999 for his heroic act.
Working Dog Books (Print & Electronic Books)
Note: We are always in need of articles, stories, poems, etc. for the Working Dogs section of the website Submissions are welcome and encouraged. Please feel free to e-mail us.
If you are part of a working dog group and would like to be included in the listings, please email us with details.