Working Dogs That Change Lives


The bond between people and dogs is ancient and mysterious. Scientists still debate when and how our two species got together, but nobody questions how important dogs have been to us over the centuries or how much joy they have brought us.

Eager to please by nature, dogs have found endless ways to prove themselves useful: helping in the hunt for food, protecting our livestock and crops from prey, guarding our homes from intruders. The furry friends profiled here prove that, even in this high-tech age, they have talents that no machine can match.

Few passengers at Los Angeles International Airport are in such a rush that they can’t manage a smile for the friendly English setter in a little red wagon who’s known to hang out at the terminal. That’s Tru, who volunteers twice a month as part of the Pets Unstressing Passengers, or PUP, program.