According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1990) a dog is considered a “service dog” if it has been “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability.”
These dogs are more than just pets; they are a life line. Service dogs provide companionship, love, and support. They create a significant impact in their partner’s everyday life. Service dogs provide safety, confidence, independence, and a restored sense of freedom to their human companion.