Shelby and Service Dog Big Mac (04:28)
Golden retriever Big Mac helps Shelby, who suffers from cerebral palsy, by opening doors, retrieving items, pulling off clothes, meeting people, and other tasks. Shelby found Big Mac at COPE Service Dogs; they visit residents at a retirement home.
Obtaining Independence (05:14)
Shelby hosts a birthday party for Big Mac and all his dog friends. Since Shelby has had Big Mac, she has become more outgoing and speaks up for herself; he graduated from secondary school and moved into a group home,.
Yoga Goats (02:31)
Goats are good for classes because they are herding animals that like to interact with people. Yoga participants love the goats because they are calm, relaxing, and like to snuggle.
Ralph and Service Dog Atlas (05:26)
Atlas, a German shepherd/Labrador mix, helps Ralph who has Parkinson’s disease. Ralph found Atlas at a kill-shelter and trained him through Woof Dogs. Atlas helps Ralph walk, stand up, and talk to people.
Parkinson's Service Dogs (03:20)
Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease, and Ralph goes to speech therapy to ensure he maintains the ability to speak Atlas’s name. Ralph gives a presentation about service dogs and lets others know they do not have to be isolated.
Credits: Shelby & Big Mac/Ralph & Atlas—Collar of Duty: Season 2 (00:30)
Credits: Shelby & Big Mac/Ralph & Atlas—Collar of Duty: Season 2
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