Thursday, May 23, 2013

Service Dogs Guide - Excellent Blog Post on Friendship Circle

Lana and Limey before beginning their service work

Have you ever thought about getting a service dog to help you or a loved one?  

What about a therapy dog for school or an emotional support companion dog for home?  

Posted 2013/05/23 By in Friendship Circle - Shared by Paws Up
Here’s a guide to the different types of service dogs and a few of the organizations that train both dogs and owners.

Service Dogs

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 2011 defines service dogs as those trained to do work directly related to a person’s disability.  Emotional support animals and dogs used as crime deterrents are excluded from this definition.  A service dog is expected to accompany a person with a disability at all times.
Over 90% of service dog handlers say that their animals improve their quality of life by assisting with life skills and increasing physical activity and community involvement.   (READ MORE)
About Karen
Karen Wang is a Friendship Circle parent. You may have seen her sneaking into the volunteer lounge for ice cream or being pushed into the cheese pit by laughing children. She is a contributing author to the anthology "My Baby Rides the Short Bus: The Unabashedly Human Experience of Raising Kids With Disabilities"


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