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Service Dogs: Pet, Friend, and Family Member

The benefits that service dogs provide for people with disabilities can span a lifetime. These indescribable relationships extend far beyond that of a pet and owner, relating more to that of a close friend or family member. For most, a furry…
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Differences Between Service, Therapy and Emotional Support Animals

Many times, the terms service, therapy and emotional support are mistakenly used interchangeably to describe an animal accompanying a person with a disability. While animals falling into each of these categories can be invaluable additions to…
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Update on Traveling With a Service Animal

On March 15, 2011, the Americans with Disabilities Act changed the definition of a “service animal” as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. The rule states…