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Meet Chris and Zoey, Canine Angels’ new service dog team

[caption id="attachment_1697" align="alignleft" width="300"] Our littlest Canine Angel has met her match.[/caption] Canine Angels is delighted to announce a new match: Chris and Zoey. Chris is a paralyzed veteran who required a small dog to help him with anxiety and PTSD. He bonded with Zoey, a loving 6-pound Yorkie who came from an abusive situation.…
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Iraq war vet earns Canine Angels Service Dog certification

A former Marine and Grand Strand resident who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder passed a crucial test Wednesday. Donnell Nelson needs a service dog to help him cope with civilian life, but the man who helped him acquire the dog wanted to make sure dog and owner were fully prepared to be a team.…
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Dogs’ training helps make golf easier, more enjoyable for veterans

By Alan Blondin — ablondin@thesunnews.com PAWLEYS ISLAND — In the midst of the four decades Rick Kaplan visited the Grand Strand on golf vacations, he worked his handicap nearly down to scratch. But in the past four years, his game has gone to the dogs. Kaplan’s golf rounds are now almost entirely dedicated to training the pack of…
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Dunes Living Magazine Features Canine Angels

We'd like to thank Dr. Amanda Thomas and Sabra McNeil, the Grand Dunes residents who brought our nonprofit to the attention of Dunes Living magazine, where we were recently featured. We're grateful for the exposure and the support. Thanks to Bill Conely of the magazine for following through on their lead.  [singlepic id=26 w=616 h=588 mode=web10 float=left]
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Canine Angel Abbi helps veteran enjoy fireworks on the Fourth

At Canine Angels, we help our veterans and their families do the impossible. July Fourth is a difficult holiday for [caption id="attachment_1480" align="alignright" width="300"] Alex and his son, Noel, enjoy their first fireworks as a family since Alex's military service. His service dog, Abbi, a Canine Angel, eases his stress and keeps panic at bay.[/caption]…
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Horry County Council will sponsor a Canine Angel

At the invitation of Councilman Paul Price Jr., Canine Angels was invited to appear before Horry County Council in Conway, S.C., on June 4. Rick Kaplan and his 10 service dogs took the floor before a packed house.   Kaplan presented Canine Angels' charitable mission: to rescue dogs from local shelters, to train and donate…
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Meet Canine Angels’ official Pet Psychic at Ocean Resorts in June

Our good friend Jennifer Johnson has a gift for reading Tarot cards and being an angel to our Angels. During the month of June, she'll be reading for pets at one of the pet-friendliest hotels in the nation right here in Myrtle Beach. Trip Advisor rated Ocean Park Resort the third pet-friendliest resort in the nation.…
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Meet our newest Angel-to-be

Rick has finally found true love. Again. This time, it took less than five seconds. Introducing GINGER II, our newest Angel adoptee. Rick Kaplan & Ginger II Thanks to Paula of Upscale Grooming in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., who called us to save this smart little beauty. We had high hopes that her heart worm test…
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Marine hero joins Canine Angels family

We are honored and proud to announce our newest Veteran/Service Dog match, as we have placed our top of the class girl, Abbi, [caption id="attachment_890" align="alignright" width="225"] Alex and Abbi[/caption] with a young Marine hero who served two tours in Afghanistan and 1 in Iraq. High level PTSD and TBI are his badges of honor,…
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