Service Dog Helping Westchester Purple Heart Recipient Regain His IndependenceArmy Captain Victor Prato says it took a near-death experience to finally accomplish a lifelong dream -- owning a dog.
Fake Service Animal Registrations Making It Harder For Those Who Really Need ThemThe internet is making it easier for people to falsely register their pets as service animals, which is illegal.
Pup And Circumstance: Service Dogs Graduate From Long Island Training Program, Meet New PartnersEach puppy is raised by a volunteer for over a year, then trained for six months before finally being united with their new partner in life.
Wounded L.I. Veteran Commemorates Harrowing Anniversary On July 4, Plows AheadThis Fourth of July weekend holds special meeting for a Long Island veteran, who was observing the tenth anniversary of injuries that nearly killed him in Iraq.
Assistance Dogs Graduate Into Life Helping People With Disabilities On Long IslandIt was a graduation day on Long Island Friday, as some very special students set out to begin a life of service.
Canine Companion Gives Teen With Cerebral Palsy A New Lease On LifeDoreen Morano was fighting back tears of joy Friday as her 13-year-old daughter Melanie graduated with 12 others -- not from high school, but from Canine Companions for Independence.
Seen At 11: Man's Best Impostor? Fake Service Dogs A Growing ProblemMore people are pretending their pets are trained medical companions, which is creating a big problem for people who really them.
Sure, Your Dog Can Follow Common Commands, But Can It Paint?Oksana's work may not qualify as fine art, but it is art with a fine purpose. Her paintings are auctioned off to benefit Canine Companions for Independence.
Canine Companions For Independence To March In Presidential Inaugural ParadeAll eyes will be on Pennsylvania Avenue in our nation's capital on Monday for the inaugural parade. And some of the parade marchers will be walking on four legs.
Staten Island 'Facility Dog' To Help Victims Of Sexual Abuse The Staten Island District Attorney's office has a new employee who can lend a helping paw -- a dog named Bronksey.
Iraq War Veteran Forms Extra-Special Bond With Canine CompanionA local Iraq War veteran lost sight in his left eye, his ability to practice law and some mobility. And now he's counting on a canine companion to help with the little, but important things in life.