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    ‘Heeling’ with Mary Kay

    Posted on October 31, 2015 by in Autism Service Dogs, Our Dear Friends, Service Dog Training, Service Dogs, Training

    One of the trainer-experts Love Heels relies on most is Mary Kay Snyder of Unleashed Potential K9 San Diego (formerly Pettiquette 101). Once a month Mary Kay conducts advanced service dog trainings for an invited group of service dog teams. She is a master trainer who specializes in fine-tuning service teams and has been a […]

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    Punky Takes Off!

    Posted on February 26, 2015 by in updates

    This week, Punky (a Border terrier/Parson Russell mix) started her periodic pet therapy visits at Lindbergh Field passenger boarding lounges. It is a program coordinated by Travelers Aid. Punky, who got her pet therapy dog training and certification via Love Heels, is the 12th dog to be accepted into TA’s Ready, Pet, Go! program.

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    Vote (often) for Jed and Recon

    Posted on January 24, 2015 by in Contests, Donations, Fundraising, Service Dogs

    LOVE HEELS has entered a photo in a contest sponsored by our nonprofit insurance company. Below is the link to vote starting Monday (two days only). We need 1,000 votes. Vote and pass this on to your friends so they can vote. You can share this on your Facebook pages, email the link, skywrite it […]

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  • Invite to Learn from a Pro!

    Posted on January 6, 2015 by in updates

    Okay gang, time for us two-legged companions to brush up on leadership tips so we can be the real “top” dogs. Nobody better to dish out pointers than the pro, Mary Kay Snyder. She has coached many of us over the years and she’s the best. Mary Kay promises lots of information that will serve […]

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    Leaning In

    Posted on August 1, 2014 by in updates

    If this photo had a soundtrack, it would be, “Lean on Me,” the classic Bill Wither’s song. Dancer’s boy has hit a rough patch this summer. It may be summertime, but the livin’ ain’t easy for him. As I told a friend, autism on puberty is loud. So, if you’ve been wondering what happened to […]

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    Celebrate Joe Sunday!

    Posted on June 19, 2014 by in updates

    Friends and family (two- and four-legged) are invited to a celebration of life for our dear friend, Joe Currie, at 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 29.   Father O’Sullivan will offer prayers and words of encouragement; friends are asked to share a favorite story. We will toast Joe’s life and legacy with wine, cheese and, Joe’s favorite […]

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    Puppy Max Speaks!

    Posted on June 11, 2014 by in New Puppy-in-Training, Training

    Yo family, Max here. I was adopted into the LOVE HEELS family last week. This is fun. So far, my new mommy has kept me well fed, warm and loved. Sweet. I stayed with my Uncle Tim and Aunt Pip for a night last week, got them a thank you gift but it didn’t make […]

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    Happy Birthday, Phoebe!

    Posted on May 22, 2014 by in Autism Service Dogs, New Puppy-in-Training

    Michelle reports that Phoebe, one of our favorite Love Heels pups, is now a year old! Phoebe’s “boy” Nick and the rest of the family feted the pup in style. Handsome Nick will officially become a teen-ager next month. They grow up too fast! Enjoy some snaps of the happy duo:

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    Mandy Hops To It!

    Posted on April 19, 2014 by in updates

    This week, Mandy donned her best Easter outfit and entertained the troops at Nazareth House. Love Heels photographer Nancee Lewis captured the action:

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    Posted on April 10, 2014 by in updates

    One of the most poignant points in training your dog in the care facility at Nazareth House is the day you lose a friend. Dancer had an affinity for Millie, and Millie had an affinity for her. “Oh, I love her fur. I just love the color,” Millie would say each time we’d visit. Calm […]

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