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The hardworking dogs of #TakeYourDogToWorkDay

Today is #TakeYourDogToWorkDay! While some dogs are goofing around in our office this very moment: 

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… there are also courageous dogs who devote their time and lives to helping humans. 

While this made-up social media holiday is for people bringing pets into the office, there are service dogs around the world performing noble tasks. They rescue victims in disasters, keep buildings safe from harmful materials, and comfort patients in hospitals. In honor of #TakeYourDogToWorkDay, here is a photo tribute to the dogs who go to work every day. 

Since the 18th century, St. Bernards have trained for life-saving rescue missions in the Alps between Switzerland and Italy. Helicopters are more common for rescue searches now, but St. Bernards remain loyal service dogs.

Service dogs can provide anxiety relief and mental health support for veterans with PTSD.  

Or children with autism.  

In hospice and hospital settings, service dogs visit patients, providing comfort in often scary and sterile environments.

After the mass shooting, killing 49 people in Orlando, service dogs spread love and comfort through the heartbroken city.  

Guide dogs safely assist vision impaired and blind people throughout cities all over the world.  

Here’s to all the dogs out there working hard every day!