Can a Pitbull Be a Therapy Dog or Emotional Support Dog?
When we say “Pitbull,” it may unfairly conjure up images of a blood-thirsty beast out to destroy anything in its path. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Pitbull has gotten a bad reputation over the years due to cruel people using them for illegal dog fighting rings. These dogs are victims of animal […]
Do Border Collies Make Good Service Dogs?
When choosing a service dog, whether it be for physical or psychiatric disability, it has to be “need over breed.” Let’s face it, you may love the Chihuahua breed, but when it comes to aiding you with specific tasks, this little guy may not be up for the job. Do Border Collies make good service […]
What Makes a Service Dog Legal?
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Service Animal is defined as a dog that is specifically trained to perform a task (or tasks) for an individual with a disability. With this definition in mind, a Service Dog is not an ordinary pet or even one that is being used for emotional support (ESA). […]
Do Emotional Support Animals Really Provide Emotional Support
Anyone who has ever owned a pet knows that animals are often our best source of comfort when we are feeling down or unwell. For people who struggle with emotional or mental illnesses or disabilities, emotional support animals provide much-needed companionship, comfort, security, and love. Animals have a remarkable way of making us feel better, […]
California Service Dog Requirements
California law allows for people with disabilities to live, travel, and go about their daily lives in the presence of a service dog. Service dogs are afforded certain rights in the State of California that cannot be denied due to local laws and regulations. If you have a disability that requires the help of a […]
ADA Service Dog Laws (2018)
Service dogs provide invaluable assistance to their handlers. These unique working animals undergo extensive and highly specialized training to learn how to mitigate the difficulties caused by specific disabilities. From guiding the blind to alerting diabetic patients to low insulin levels and so much more, these remarkable canines are capable of numerous tasks that help make […]