The Canine Angels

Rick Kaplan Canine Angels

Rick Kaplan, Founder of Canine Angels

Wouldn’t it be great if people were given a second chance by dogs that were given a second chance? That is what they do at Canine Angels, a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs from the shelter, then trains them to be service dogs for disabled veterans.

I had this wonderful opportunity to learn about Canine Angels when someone offered to do a review of my dog car harnesses. This dog Bobo is being trained to be a service dog. Bobo is an absolutely beautiful dog that might not have been given a second chance if he hadn’t been selected by Canine Angels.

Bobo, a Canine Angel service dog

Bobo, a Canine Angel service dog in training

One of the stories featured on the Canine Angels website is about Dave and Diamond. Says Dave’s wife, Virginia, “Usually a veteran trains with several dogs, working up to his personal dog, but in our case, Diamond “picked” Dave during his interview and would not leave his side.” This means that while Diamond is being trained, so is Dave. It is a challenge, a journey, as Rick Kaplan the founder tells them. But it has already made a big difference. Read more HERE (this story is on a pdf file that will download).

Diamond and Bobo are just a couple of the many dogs being trained right now. The founder currently has a number of dogs that he is working with 24/7. Check out this interview of Rick Kaplan with his canine-angels-in-training.

Canine Angels also trains dogs as therapy dogs. Meet Lady, Canine Angels’ first therapy dog.

Canine Angels Lady

Lady, a Canine Angels therapy dog

Go check out the Canine Angels‘ website to find out more. Be sure to make a donation too! Clicking the image below will take you to the Canine Angels donation page.

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Click the image above to donate to Canine Angels

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6 Responses to “The Canine Angels”

  1. mollieandalfie Says:

    They are just wonderful people.. Have a super Easter weekend xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. 2browndawgs Says:

    Sounds like a great organization.

  3. Roxy the traveling dog Says:

    What an awesome program, I love to see people making a difference.

  4. MyBrownNewfies Says:

    Wow. What an amazing organization. Thank you for sharing about them.

  5. FleaByte Says:

    That’s amazing. :) What a great organization!

  6. Clowie Says:

    This is a great idea!

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