Traveling with a Service Dog on the New York Subway
In light of the recent report of an alleged Service Dog attacking a passenger on a New York subway, there has been much discussion about what a Service Dog is and if they are allowed on public transportation. In this post, we will explore the role of the Service Dog, what makes it different from […]
Can a Maltese Be a Service Dog?
Who can resist the snow white coat, dancing eyes, and spunky nature of the Maltese? This cute, spritely little pooch excels at many things like agility, tracking, obedience, and rally. Can a Maltese be a Service Dog? If so, you would be able to go anywhere you go with your Maltese! Read on as we […]
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, […]