SERVICE DOGS AND THERAPY DOGS
Service dogs are trained to perform specific tasks for people with disabilities, such as guiding the blind, alerting the deaf, and assisting those with mobility impairments.
Therapy dogs, on the other hand, are trained to provide comfort and emotional support to people in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other settings.
Service dogs are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are allowed to accompany their owners in public places.
Therapy dogs do not have the same legal protections as service dogs and are not allowed in all public places.
Both service dogs and therapy dogs undergo extensive training and must meet certain standards to be certified.
Service dogs and therapy dogs can have a profound impact on the lives of their owners and those they interact with, providing assistance, comfort, and companionship.