September is National Service Dog Month. Let’s celebrate the human-canine bond and learn about expertly trained service dogs and how they help their partners live with greater independence.
A service dog is more than a vest – learn how you can recognize a legitimate service dog and become an advocate for people with disabilities by sharing your knowledge with others. Help raise awareness and appreciation for service dogs, and the hard work they do to help their handlers.
American adults have a disability
of American children under age 15 have a disability
veterans have a service-related injury
individuals have developed a disability during the Covid-19 pandemic
Canine Companions created the concept of service dogs to assist people with physical disabilities, over 45 years ago. They’re specially trained to perform tasks to help make life easier for people with disabilities.
Service dogs are working dogs, not pets