K9 Comfort Dogs and their Handlers Surprised on Good Morning America

The K9 Parish Comfort Dogs from Lutheran Church Charities were featured on Good Morning America yesterday in a segment called “You’re Not Dreaming”  They choose someone or a group of people that have really resonated with them and deserve some special recognition.  ABC News and GMA anchor Lara Spencer chose the Comfort Dogs and says she hasn’t been able to stop thinking about them since she first met them in Newtown.

Photo-K9 Parish Comfort Dogs/Facebook

Photo-K9 Parish Comfort Dogs/Facebook

I’m sure you all know who they are by now.  They are a group of golden retrievers and their handlers who visited Joplin after the town was devestated by the tornado, Sandy Hook Elementary, Boston, and many other places some comfort was required.  These handlers are selfless, wonderful people willing to drop everything at a minute’s notice to help others in some of the most grim situations.

Yesterday the dogs and handlers got to walk the red carpet and were rewarded with many treats including a “doggy bag” full of jerkey, shampoo, toys etc from Sergeants Pet Care, a spay day at Canine Ranch Spa, A “Rufflaxation Massasge” courtesy of Hope Vet Clinic and a free grooming from New York Dog Spa and Hotel.

The handlers were rewarded with gift certificates from bliss Spa.

President of Lutheran Church Charities Tim Hetzner was presented with a full size van from Hertz that they have use of for a year.

Comfort Dog Charity Surprised With Transport Van, Grooming – Good Morning America (Video – ABC News)

If you can contribute to The K9 Parish Comfort Dogs, click here.

This segment is definately worth watching!

“Jenga” Golden Retriever – Carson!

In 2011, Carson the Golden Retriever became a YouTube sensation and has been featured in Huffington Post, on Mother Nature Network and ABC News.  Lara Spencer even gave him a shoutout on Good Morning America.

Here he is balancing 50 dog treats on his nose.  What a good boy!

I don’t know why I bother reading the comments on these YouTube videos (I was trying to figure out the dogs’ name) but I was amazed at all the idiots who call this “animal cruelty”  The dog clearly loves this!

Carson has other videos on his YouTube Channel where he balances a treat on a straw, on his nose and paws, and while lying on his back!

Full article from ABC News with video here.