Recent Service Dog News & Events

Cathy and her dog Sully present in front of a group of elementary students

Cathy and Sully Visit Cheyenne Elementary School

January 19, 2024

Cathy and her service dog Sully visited Goins Elementary School in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to talk to seven classes about service dogs. The kids learned what a service dog is, what they do, and how to act around a service dog and its handler. Cathy taught them what Sully’s job is and why it’s so important. The kids got to see how a big dog like Sully can know so much and behave so well, and they were so excited for their classrooms to win stuffed versions of Sully!

Cathy Sits on Panel for GlobalMindED Conference

June 9, 2023

In early June, Cathy spoke on a panel for the GlobalMindED conference. “It was a great opportunity to present and connect with the GlobalMindED Conference last weekend. They are dedicated to creating a diverse talent pipeline, as they work hard to close the equity gap. We are there to help do just that, and there are positive things on the horizon.” Learn more about GlobalMindED here.

Cathy and Jimmy Burds receive ADA certiciation

Cathy and Jimmy Burds Receive Rocky Mountain ADA Certification

March 1, 2023

In March 2023, Cathy and Jimmy Burds received their Rocky Mountain ADA certification. This training solidifies their expertise around ADA laws and service dog, and will let them share more knowledge with others around service dog and handler rights and advocacy. Learn more about the Rocky Mountain ADA here >

Cathy and her service dog Justice

ShoutOut Colorado: Meet Cathy Burds, Service Dog Educator & Advocate

November 29, 2022

Founder Cathy Burds was interviewed by Shout Out Colorado, where she talked about how she decided to start Justice Speaks. Read more >