A tribute to the K9 officers and handlers of 9/11

A tribute to the K9 officers and handlers of 9/11

Keenly, carefully, and bravely searching through the mangled, smoldering pile of concrete, steel and glass for survivors and victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, K9 officers and handlers played a crucial role in the massive rescue and...
Lieutenant John Pappas: Canine Commanding Officer, NYPD

Lieutenant John Pappas: Canine Commanding Officer, NYPD

From destruction to distinction Fueled by his experiences with 9/11, Lieutenant John Pappas, Canine Commanding Officer with New York City Police Department turned the ravages of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks into his unwavering motivation for attaining...
In Loving Memory: Wilshire the Fire Dog

In Loving Memory: Wilshire the Fire Dog

Wilshire the Fire Dog’s boundless energy, smiling face, friendly, loving nature and tireless commitment to his family, the community and people around him captured the hearts of everyone who met him.  To know Wilshire is to love Wilshire. He touched thousands of lives...
A Strong Team: LAFD Fire Captain II Victor Aguirre and Hank the Service Dog

A Strong Team: LAFD Fire Captain II Victor Aguirre and Hank the Service Dog

After surviving a massive commercial fire and explosion in Downtown Los Angeles, LAFD Captain II Victor Aguirre welcomes a new recruit to his personal crew: Hank the Service Dog. Working together at the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, Victor and Hank are teaming up as Victor marches forward on the road to recovery.

Ruffy at the Ready: Meet a New Canine Search Team

Ruffy at the Ready: Meet a New Canine Search Team

Growing up, L.A. Firefighter Jason Jasgur and his family always surrounded themselves with dogs. His dad volunteered for search and rescue at Los Angeles County Sheriff and trained wilderness search dogs. Assisting his dad with canine training stuck with Jason and...
Jack’s Story

Jack’s Story

I would like to share a story of a dog and his master. True love and devotion comes in many forms and we are blessed to find it in our lives. I pray this true story will teach us all, that God’s love can be found in all circumstances. – Roger Fowble, LAFD Chaplain My...