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Sully, President Bush's service dog, trains for work at Walter Reed

George H.W. Bush’s service dog Sully recognized for his service Sully, former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, has temporarily moved back to his birthplace before he heads to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center next year. The 2-year-old service dog, who captured Americans' hearts after the 41st president died late last month, was welcomed back with […]

Pet Care

Ruth and Solo: An Anxious Dog Teaches His Owner Patience

As Director of Animal Welfare at the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan, Ruth Allen oversees the care of animals during their stay.  “If everything’s going great, I don’t hear about it,” Ruth explains. “But if there are dogs who won’t walk on a leash or cats with issues, I get pulled in.”  So, when staff reported a […]

Pet Care

Inspector General to Investigate USDA’s Oversight of Dog Breeders

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General (USDA OIG)—the agency’s internal watchdog—announced its Annual Plan for 2019. Included in the plan is a long overdue investigation into USDA’s lack of oversight of commercial dog breeders. The OIG released a scathing report in 2010 detailing the failures of the USDA’s Animal and […]