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September 7, 2016
CALLED TO SERVICE: Companions for Life dogs help veterans heal

The New Orleans Advocate

June 23, 2016


Metairie Rotary hears how trained dogs help veterans
On a June 23rd luncheon meeting of the Metairie Rotary at Metairie Country Club, members were informed of a program that joins veterans with a trained service dogs to help them in their daily lives. Some of the canine assistance skills are vision, walking, fetching meds, keys or any other objects the veteran may need, or any jobs that are hard for the vet to do. The Veteran bonds with the dog, and has instant therapy and help.

Every week many dogs are bonded with their new owner and the vets  are able to go home with their dogs, right away. Ongoing training is also provided to veterans at the Companions for Life facility, located at the Jefferson Parish SPCA.

Pictured L/R: Jen Esler—Outgoing Metairie Rotary President, L. William Barse— President and Founder of DoggoneExpress, Rickey Oubre—Dog Trainer, and his wife, Michel Morel—Metairie Rotarian.

December 15, 2015
New Orleans Pizza Hut gave Doggone Express a surprise donation of $1,000 and the Metarie Walmart donated 750 lbs of dog food! We are so lucky to have such generous support from these organizations. Please thank them buy patronizing their stores!

Pictured: John Walker, Senior Area Manager, Andrew Spaulding, Area Manager, Mike Moreland, Director of Operations, and Andrea Marasco, Director of Marketing

Link to the story—thanks WGNO and News with a Twist!
Man who trains service dogs for veterans receives an early Christmas gift!

September 28, 2015
We made national news! Here is one of the outlets that posted the AP's story about our new Veteran's service dog training program: Companions for Life.
VNN Veterans News Now

And, of course, our local affiliates covered it as well:
WWLTV, Bayou Buzz, Nola.com

Photos of the event can be viewed here: 3charmstudio.zenfolio.com/cfl

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making it an emotional but exciting day!

July 21, 2015
WWLTV Prison Dog Program Changing Lives: See the story of Jen Lopez, legally blind, PTSD sufferer, and her service dog, Dozzer! (Article + Video)
Read her hand-written note to Mr. Bill about getting the right service dog for her situation.

July / August
Inside Northside: Four Legs or Two, The Big House to Your House Program, by Leah Draffen

May 22, 2015
Cox 4 LA: Across Louisiana segment

January 15, 2015, Nola.com
St. Tammany inmates train service dogs for veterans through jail program (Story + Video)

November 7, 2014, The Living Church
Save Paws and Save Souls (Story + Video)

November 5, 2014, WWLTV.com
DOGS GONE GOOD. First time ever a special needs adopter interacts with possible future service dog. (Story + Video)

October 3, 2014, WDSU.com
St. Tammany inmates train dogs for better chance of adoption

October 1, 2014, WGNO.com
Canine Cellmates: St. Tammany Parish Jail’s new program

July 24, 2014, KHOU.com
Shelter dog trained for hearing impaired gives woman new lease on life

June 25, 2014, The Paper Wolf
From the Big House to Your House’ to Begin Saving Local Dogs

May 1, 2014, WWL-TV
Rescue dog, autistic child form bond that benefits them both
Tyler + Bear

Feburary 27, 2014, Life With Dogs
Shelter Dog Gives Deaf Woman New Life

July 30, 2013, The Daily News
RCC dog class graduates, heads home

December 30, 2013, New Orleans Living Magazine
All Dogs Go to Prison

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