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Can I Register my dog as a Service Dog?

In short Yes, Service Dogs are individually trained dogs to help those who are in need of assistance.  Disabilities may include, Anxiety, Depression, Stress or any number of physical or mental disorders.  The ADA rules allow for you to consider your dog a service dog.
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  1. Your Dog is not required to be trained by a professional.  You can train your dog yourself.
  2. Your dog need only be well behaved and in control.
  3. You are not required to have a diagnosis or letter from a medical professional.
  4. You need your dogs companionship or Assistance.

 

  • Types of Service Dogs – Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, Therapy Dogs, PTSD Dogs, Diabetic Alert Dogs
  1. Fill out the registration form. Info required is Dog’s name, Handlers name, address and photo of your dog.
  2. No documentation is required but may be sent if desired.
  3. We will prepare your ID package and ship it to you usually within 24 hours.
  4. You will receive an email indicating your dogs new registration number and an electronic copy id desired.

ADA Rights & Responsibilities

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Why you should register your dog as a Service Dog?

Registering your dog is a privilege and we hope that you will be respectful of others so that we may continue to enjoy this right.

  1. Many travel destinations ask or require some documentation, although not required registering your dog makes it easier to gain access.
  2. Registering your dogs shows that you understand the conduct requirements and laws regarding Service Dogs.
  3. Registering allows you online proof verification that your dog is a Registered Service Dog.

Types of Service Dogs

Service Dog is a term used to describe a number of different Assistance animals. Some are more highly trained than others with slight variations. Choosing which designation is a matter of preference.

  1. SERVICE DOG: The broadest title defines a wide variety of assistance animals. This may include dogs that simply provide a calming effect for those with anxiety, stress or PTSD to more highly trained Balance assistance, Diabetic alert, Seizure to Seeing Eye dogs. Service dogs may be of any size or breed. Service Dog designation is most recommended as it defines such a large variety.
  2. EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOG: Emotional support dogs provide comfort and companionship. They often assist those with conditions such as Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Panic Attacks, and PTSD to name a few. These animals may also be designated as Service Dogs. ESA are often prescribed by a licensed therapist or mental health professional.
  3. THERAPY DOGS:  Therapy dogs are typically not highly trained but usually have a soft comforting nature. They are utilized by those conditions similar to those of Emotional Support. Therapy dogs are not recognized and protected by ADA rules and may not be given the same access rights as Service or ESA dogs. ESA is suggested as a better designation for those wishing to take their dogs to public places.
  4. PTSD DOG: (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) This designation is for those suffering from a trauma. PTSD dogs vary in training ability but typically provide a calming effect for their handlers in stressful situations.
  5. DIABETIC ALERT: Diabetic Alert dogs are often highly trained with the ability to notify their handlers that they need to take their medication and prevent a diabetic incident.

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