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On Thursday June 3rd I found out that Liame, my service dog of 8 years, the dog that inspired the creation of this business, has an incredibly aggressive form of kidney cancer and has days to weeks to live. I will be shutting down the operations of Service Dog Academy to focus on his care, comfort and happiness with the time he has left on this earth. Please pray for us during this difficult time.

Our dogs do so much to light up our lives, its time we give some of that happiness back to them in the short time they have with us. I want to encourage you to share on facebook, twitter, a comment on the blog or in an email to me how you will personally make your dogs day a better one. More treats, more walks, more snuggles, more kongs. #CarpeLiame the day and make #TodayTheBestDayEver for your dog.



  1. Mary Rhatigan June 3, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    May God bess you on your journey with Liame. I will honor Ebony (my dad) with extra hugs, a good brushing and a little extra peanut butter in her Kong. Tonight we will dedicate our yoga/meditation to you.

    Love, hugs and tail wags.

    Mary and Ebony

  2. Marcelle Dunbar June 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I grieve for you. Thankyou and Liame for helping me train my shepherd.
    Marcelle Dunbar

  3. Michelle Hermary July 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Nothing to say, except that I wish I had stumbled across this earlier! **Huge hugs**

  4. cheryl madsen October 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

    I have looked into training at your site, and with sch deep sadness I find this today. Have comfort when it is time he’ll be upon angels wings, crossing the heavenly bridge. He’ll a wait you one day with his tail wagging and his favorite toy for a game. They ask us not to grieve to long for they hang on longer we fight, you seem at peace to enjoy his final days calmly. I’ll give my Chessie an extra snuggle long time on the bed tonight with dad and me and frozen treats, in Liame name. God Bless you both.

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