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TOP 37 Questions About Service Dogs Answered By The ADA

July 15, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA Many people with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life. Dogs can be trained to perform many important tasks to assist people with disabilities, such as providing stability for a person who has difficulty walking, picking up items for a […]

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Emotional support animals getting left behind

July 13, 2021

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), LeAnn Egeto is passionate about training her miniature pinscher, Habibi, to serve as an emotional support animal. Professionally, Egeto has seen clients connect with animals after recalling a traumatizing event from their past. Personally, she’s experienced the benefits of having the comfort and support of an animal. […]

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Family says Five Guys restaurant refused service due to service dog

July 12, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – One family says they were discriminated against when they brought their service dog inside a local restaurant. The family says they went inside Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Columbiana Drive and the manager told them the service dog wasn’t welcome because of the dog hair. Carlie is a nine pound […]

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Family says Five Guys restaurant refused service due to service dog

July 12, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – One family says they were discriminated against when they brought their service dog inside a local restaurant. The family says they went inside Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Columbiana Drive and the manager told them the service dog wasn’t welcome because of the dog hair. Carlie is a nine pound […]

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AG resolves case after Tucson business allegedly refused service to veteran with service dog

June 30, 2021

A civil rights case involving a service animal in Tucson has been settled by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A civil rights case involving a service animal in Tucson has been settled by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. In March 2020, a veteran filed an Arizona with Disabilities Act complaint of […]

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Former Victoria man’s diabetic alert dog helps him get back to life

June 2, 2021

When Luke Hengen’s diabetes worsened in his early twenties, it stripped him of the outdoor activities where the country kid felt at home. Countless wilderness adventures and years of hard-fought football games took a toll on his body, to the point where he could no longer sense when his blood sugar was too high or […]

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Family raising money to pay for diabetic alert dogs for children

May 5, 2021

A yellow lab diabetic alert dog named Mylo helped alert Mandy Grier when her blood sugar started to fall to dangerous levels, often before she even knew something was going on. Grier’s Type 1 diabetes, which was diagnosed when she was 7 years old, was severe enough that she couldn’t be left alone much. She […]

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THERAPY ANIMALS VS. SERVICE ANIMALS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

May 5, 2021

The Pasadena Humane Society is offering a free virtual webinar on Wednesday, April 28, to guide people about the difference between therapy animals and service animals. Kim Kane, a volunteer at Pet Partners, will lead the discussion, showing how those two types of animals differ, as well as teaching the benefits of therapy animals. Canine […]

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Types of WORKING DOGS // Service Animal vs Emotional Support Animal

March 11, 2021

In this video, I discussed the different types of working dogs and what makes a dog a service animal vs therapy animal vs emotional support animal. There are many service dog types, and the terminology can get confusing! What about the definition of a search and rescue dog? What about the definition of a psychiatric […]

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Diabetic child who raised $20K for untrained service dog gets new puppy and starts over

February 27, 2021

  Five-month-old, Shadow, will soon be Sophie Schmitt’s new diabetic alert dog. The puppy will need two years of public access training, including scent work.  

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PAWS With A Cause

January 7, 2021

Pebble Hill Plantation and the Thomas County Public Library are pleased to announce the upcoming Enlightening Bites program, “PAWS With a Cause,” on Friday, January 8, 2021 at noon in the Flipper Room of the Library. The program is being presented by Jeri Anderson, field representative. Anderson is recently retired from the City of Monticello, […]

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Police Canine Team

January 7, 2021

Kingston Police revealed in a news release late Wednesday afternoon that they’ve been keeping a four-legged secret for roughly three months. The force announced it added a second canine unit, with the arrival of police service dog Dak this past October. He is working with Const. Jeff Dickson, while police service dog Bask is working […]

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K9s For Warriors

January 7, 2021

K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization that provides military veterans suffering from severe PTSD, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma with service animals, recently changed the name of its main campus to honor its leader and founder Shari Duval. Duval began K9s For Warriors in 2011 after her son returned from two tours in […]

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Journey The Service Dog

January 5, 2021

Several weeks ago, News Center 7 introduced you to a woman named Dottie Podiak, who’s service dog in training, Fate, died after ingesting rat poison. Podiak was worried that her current service dog, Blessing, was getting too old to help train another dog before he passed. However, that changed Tuesday when Podiak got to meet […]

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Retired Service Dog

January 5, 2021

Horry County Police Department announced Tuesday the death of a retired service dog. Bloodhound Shelley died Monday morning at 11.5 years old, the department said. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired HCPD Bloodhound Shelley, who crossed over the rainbow bridge Monday morning at 11.5 years old,” the department tweeted. […]

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Vets Suffering From PTSD

January 5, 2021

It’s estimated that anywhere from 11% to 30% of military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their service, depending on the individual’s branch, years served and in what capacity. One way to help those struggling can be through the assistance of a service dog. To help serve the nation’s heroes, U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. […]

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Service Dog Joins Team

January 4, 2021

While saving lives, paramedics and EMTs often find themselves providing emotional support to people on their worst days. So when the job is done and they’ve returned to their stations, they may need some comfort as well. Enter Indie: a smart and cuddly St. Bernard who recently joined East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services to […]

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Service Dog Goes To School

January 4, 2021

When Remington Lewis rides the bus to Walton Middle School in DeFuniak Springs on Wednesday, he won’t be alone. This time, next to the sixth-grader will be his best friend Willow, a 1-year-old German shepherd. The Daily News ran an article in July about the Lewis family’s fundraiser to pay for Willow’s training as a service […]

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K-9 Officer Retires

January 4, 2021

MARION, Va. — This retiring Marion Police Department officer has 120 arrests under his collar and was recognized last week for the lifesaving work of his career. While he may be slowing down now, retirement didn’t stop K-9 Cooper from continuing to serve as an MPD ambassador during his recognition. Last week, the Marion Town […]

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A Helping Paw

January 4, 2021

A Girl Scout project that calls for making a lasting improvement to the community has generated a young local author and an educational children’s book that she hopes will pass on some of what she has learned. Catherine Bezio, a high school senior who lives in Erving, has been training service dogs since she was […]

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