Veterans Court Dogs

Our Veterans Court dogs are the first in the country to provide support services to veterans involved in Veterans Treatment courts. These dogs are present during court hearings in both Oakland and Wayne counties.


Betty is assigned to the Livingston County Veterans Treatment Court. Judge Carol Sue Reader welcomes Betty and her handler/owner Amy Schupska who is a puppy raiser and trainer for Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Sparty is assigned to the 51st District Veterans Treatment Court. Judge Jodi Debbrecht-Switalski welcomes Sally Slade and this beautiful Golden Retriever.

Rylan is beautiful Doberman owned/handled by Lisa Blanchard. She has multiple championships under her collar and is the first dog to be used in Veterans Court in the country. 

Tuesday is assigned to the 17th District Court in Redford Mi. in the courtroom of the Hon. Karen Khalil. Tuesday has won multiple championships and holds a total of 21 titles in both obedience and temperament and was a "calendar girl" in the 2011 Doberman Calender. She is owned/handled by Marilyn Mannino. RETIRED

RETIRED - Carmina is our second dog assigned to the 52-1 District Court in Novi. Carmina is 7 1/2 years old and has her Master Agility Championship. She is currently ranked 15th in the country. Her owner/handler Pat Moorhatch is the widow of an 101st Airborne veteran and volunteers for this program to honor her late husband.

CAP would also like to welcome Dellma to the CAP program. Dellma's owner, Kathy Schillaci describes her a a very playful, fun loving Dalmatian. Dellma has titles in both obedience and agility. She will be 5 yrs old in October and loves her work at the Veterans Treatment Court in Ann Arbor

Holli has joined the Calhoun County Prosecutors office working in the Veterans Treatment Court as well as sobriety and drug court programs. Prosecutor David Gilbert is proud the services this dog is providing.

RETIRED - Spitfire is now working at the Novi District Court, Veterans Treatment Court. Spitfire took over the position from his sister "Carmina" He is doing a great job with his owner/handler Pat Moorhatch.

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