November 23, 2017
Paralyzed former deputy finds new freedom through service dog trained in prisoner program
The New Orleans Advocate
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
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.
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)
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
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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