We are very excited about the grand opening of the new Penn Vet Working Dog Center on September 11, 2012. This exciting new project is led by center director and Penn Vet professor Dr. Cindy Otto. Dr. Otto has worked extensively with working dogs during her career as a veterinarian, most notably during the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Learn more about the amazing capabilities of working dogs and their support staffs from our display of books on the training, care, and tasks of working dogs. Titles include:
- Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs by Nona Kilgore Bauer
- Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog by Mike Dowling
- Training the Disaster Search Dog by Shirley M. Hammond
- Veterinary Disaster Medicine Working Animals by Wayne E. Wingfield, Sherrie L. Nash, Sally B. Palmer, and Jerry J. Upp
- Animal-Assisted Therapy by Donald Altschiller
- Service and Therapy Dogs in American Society: Science, Law and the Evolution of Canine Caregivers by John J. Ensminger
- Partners in Independence: A Success Story of Dogs and the Disabled by Ed and Toni Eames
- The Power of Wagging Tails: A Doctor’s Guide to Dog Therapy and Healing by Dawn A. Marcus
- Golden Bridge : Selecting and Training Assistance Dogs for Children with Social, Emotional, and Educational Challenges by Patty Dobbs Gross.
- Cadaver Dog Handbook : Forensic Training and Tactics for the Recovery of Human Remains by Andrew Rebmann, Edward David, Marcella H. Sorg