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Published: 5/9/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Assistance dogs graduate program

Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence held its spring graduation May 9. More than 200 people attended the Toledo ceremony, where eight dogs were paired with families, individuals and organizations for therapy or service. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Tiffin City Schools therapy dog Kennedy, a two year-old Golden Retriever, peeks out from beneath school councilor Suzanne Reinhart's chair Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tiffin City Schools therapy dog Kennedy, a two year-old Golden Retriever, peeks out from beneath school councilor Suzanne Reinhart's ...
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Mark Damschroder, left, snaps a photograph of Maddie Conkey, 2, with her grandmother, Lisa Damschroder, right, and the therapy dog Ginger they had fostered. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mark Damschroder, left, snaps a photograph of Maddie Conkey, 2, with her grandmother, Lisa Damschroder, right, and the therapy dog ...
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Evelyn Greenwald, of Cleveland Heights, embraces her new service dog, Huck. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Evelyn Greenwald, of Cleveland Heights, embraces her new service dog, Huck.
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Hannah Hagman, 5, center, looks up at her brother Connor's new therapy dog, Murray. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Hannah Hagman, 5, center, looks up at her brother Connor's new therapy dog, Murray.
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Erin Frisch, of Okemos, Mich., center, wipes tears from her eyes as she and her son, Connor Hagman, 7, watch a video of their training with Connor's new therapy dog, Murray. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Erin Frisch, of Okemos, Mich., center, wipes tears from her eyes as she and her son, Connor Hagman, 7, watch ...
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Marcy, left, and Scott Lemerand, of Southgate, Mich., center left, watch as Connor Hagman, 7, embraces his new therapy dog Murray with his mother Erin Frisch, of Okemos, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marcy, left, and Scott Lemerand, of Southgate, Mich., center left, watch as Connor Hagman, 7, embraces his new therapy dog ...
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Keynote speaker Lissa Vollmar discussed the impact having a therapy dog has had on her son, Owen. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Keynote speaker Lissa Vollmar discussed the impact having a therapy dog has had on her son, Owen.
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Enlarge | Buy This Photo "It makes me feel human again," Amy Burk, of Bowling Green, center, said of her service dog Evan. "The ...
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