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    Jetta in Training

    Posted on July 7, 2014 by in New Puppy-in-Training, Service Dog Training, Service Dogs, Sponsors, updates

    Jetta takes a break from training to pose for a picture with the sales staff at Kearny Mesa Volkswagen. As part of his final training, he will spend Friday mornings practicing his business manners at the state-of-the-art facility. Please, drop by and say “Hello” .

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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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    Recon’s Graduation

    Posted on May 30, 2014 by in Service Dog Graduation, updates

    Before Recon geared up to head home with his human, Jed Morgan, the muscular service dog with a gentle spirit showed the crowd gathered for his graduation that he was ready to serve. As Patricia put him through the paces, Recon got, gave, sat and behaved. Recon sat at attention as Patricia recalled a chance […]

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    Remembering Joe

    Posted on May 29, 2014 by in Our Dear Friends, updates

    You could spot one of Joe’s dogs a mile away — whistle and they raced to his side waiting for more direction. It all started with a doctor’s prescription to walk off some fat and lower his blood pressure. Joe drafted a neighbor’s dog and walked up a wooded path that led to an eight-year […]

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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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    Puppy-raiser Needed!

    Posted on March 25, 2014 by in New Puppy-in-Training, Service Dog Training, Service Dogs, Therapy Dog Training, Therapy Dogs, Training, updates

    Wanted: Loving individual with plenty of patience to bring a puppy into your home and heart for 18 months. No experience necessary, our staff of professional “people trainers” will teach you to teach your puppy the working skills he/she will need to become a successful canine companion. During months of training, you and your puppy will […]

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  • ADA Service Dog Regulations

    Posted on March 4, 2014 by in ADA, Service Dogs, updates

    In 2012 the Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Title II (State and local government services) and Title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities)  in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain […]

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