Seizure response dogs

The Epilepsy Foundation 24/7 Helpline offers referrals to agencies who provide trained seizure response dogs. Cathleen Cooney, MSHealth Resource Specialist8301 Professional Place-East, Suite 200 | Landover, MD 20785 epilepsy.com 1.800.332.1000 – Epilepsy & Seizures 24/7 Helpline Additional resource — www.assistancedogsinternational.org

Service dogs

SERVICE DOGS are dogs that may or may not be wearing a service dog vest. Please don’t interact, make eye contact with, or pet this dog while it is working. When in doubt, ask. A service dog is a type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities including visual difficulties, hearing impairments,… Read More »

Therapy dogs

THERAPY DOGS are dogs that might be trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with autism. Therapy dogs are usually not assistance or service dogs, but can be one or both with some organizations. (source) The Disabled World website covers the subject very well. Pet… Read More »