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Blind man pleads for return of guide dog stolen from backyard: ‘He’s a good...

Kevin Coachman is blind. He said he needs his specially-trained guide dog Lucca to lead an independent life, but Lucca has disappeared and he believes someone stole him.

Wilmington service dog certified in ‘red vest’ ceremony

A service dog named Trent became certified with paws4people, a nonprofit organization designed to give people with physical, mental and emotional disabilities assistance through canine companionship.
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Niko and Ron, the journey of man’s best friend

His name is Niko and like any other dog, he likes treats, to get his belly rubbed, and he also likes long walks on the beach and fishing.
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In ‘lawless’ world of service dogs, many families suffer

All the counseling, therapy and medication did little to ease 9-year-old Sobie Cummings' crippling anxiety and feelings of isolation. And so a psychiatrist suggested that a service dog might help the autistic child connect with other kids.
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Service dog vs. emotional support dog: Incident leaves one dog injured, another labeled dangerous

How many times have you been in a store or a restaurant and seen a dog inside? Some, of course, may be legitimate service dogs.
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In photo, Bush’s service dog honors the late president

Former President George H.W. Bush's service dog has honored his master with his own tribute in front of the late leader's flag-draped casket.
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6-year-old spends first Christmas with service dog

We have a holiday update to a story we have been following for months. A little six year girl old who lives with juvenile arthritis had her first Christmas with her service dog.
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Pender County girl to shine during Christmas light show

A Pender County Christmas light show is adding a special addition this year.
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Program pairing service dog with sexual assault victims on hold

A program that paired the youngest victims of sexual assaults with a service dog from the Columbus County District Attorney's Office is now on hold.

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