Penn Vet Opens Working Dog Center

Center will study search-and-rescue dogs

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that Penn Vet has a new Working Dog Center in Penn’s South Bank site in Gray’s Ferry? The Center provides the program with a space specifically designed for the study of search-and-rescue dogs, and the training of future working dogs.  The Center was created after Cynthia Otto, the Center’s director and an associate professor at Penn Vet,  served on a team that used working dogs to search for survivors following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At the building’s grand opening, the dogs that served in 9/11 search-and-rescue missions were honored.

Here’s an article from the Penn Current:

NPR’s Fresh Air interviewed Ott, the center’s training director AnneMarie DeAngelo and one of the new puppies at the Center, Bretagne. Listen here:

Aimee LaBrie posted in Frankly Penn about the opening of the center and the puppies that are there: and