Down on the farm, these dogs are lending a helping paw.
Thanks to a specially trained group of dogs, farmers with disabilities are able to keep their farms running. On the farms, these dogs held to corral cattle, carry buckets or other tools and open gates. So far, the breeds have been strictly Labrador retrievers, Lab mixes and border collies.
PHARM Dog USA is a nonprofit that matches these dogs with farmers in need. Since 2009, they've matched 10 dogs with working farmers — and there are two more currently being trained.