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This Service dog is helping the man to get a a pizza, he is carrying the pizza to the table for the man

This Service dog is helping the man to get a a pizza, he is carrying the pizza to the table for the man

My name is Sharon and I am a Service dog user and have been since 1994. My first Service dog was a Golden Retriever from Paws with a Cause. My husband at the time had a Service dog by the the name of Excalibor from Great Plains. Both of the dogs were outstanding and a real asset and testimony to their profession and their schools.

What are Service Dogs?
We feel it is important to educate the public on the laws concerning service dogs as they are not as accustomed to seeing working service dogs, other than seeing-eye dogs.
What are Service Dogs?

When people think of medical service dogs, they usually think of seeing-eye dogs for the blind, or perhaps they think of the therapy dog (please note that a therapy dog is not the same as a service dog). While a visual assistance dog is a service dog, there are many other amazing jobs that these incredible canines can be trained to do.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs
Our dogs are trained to do various jobs as medical service dogs such as:

Alerting for help
Alerting prior to a seizure (diabetic, epilepsy and other types of seizures)
Alerting to a change in insulin levels
Open/close doors, drawers and refrigerators
Pick up dropped items
Assist with mobility issues
Mitigate the challenges of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Assist the hearing impaired, those with autism and so much more

We feel it is important to educate the public on the laws concerning service dogs as they are not as accustomed to seeing working service dogs, other than seeing-eye dogs.

As a rule, service dogs are allowed to go anywhere that the general public goes. That includes any privately owned businesses that serve the public such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, taxi’s, theaters, concerts, sports facilities, etc. The American Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals onto business premises in whatever areas customers are allowed. If you enter a business and are told that you cannot bring your dog inside, you simply tell them that you have a disability and that this is your service dog. By law, a business is not allowed to ask you what your disability is, nor can they demand proof that your dog is “certified”. Each state may have additional laws that provide protection to service dogs and the people they serve. You may want to read further information on Florida laws.

In addition, a service dog is also legally permitted to travel on any public transit system with their owner (not in cargo) including buses, trains, boats, planes, etc. For complete information on traveling with your service dog, please review the special set of regulations dealing with airline travel.

It is truly incredible when you find out all of the things our medical service dog’s can really do to help people live a more independent life.

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs

These very special dogs help to give people back their self-confidence and independence. We are so often told how vulnerable a disabled person feels in a crowd or maneuvering a large public area such as an airport. With their loyal and highly trained service dog at their side, disabled people often forget about the challenges they faced prior to having this wonderful support system. http://www.medicalservicedogs.com

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