Did you know that September is National Service Dog Month?
National Service Dog Month was created to celebrate dogs who help humans. You can find Service Dogs not only assisting individuals, but in schools, skilled nursing facilities, courthouses, physical therapy practices, hospitals, and much more. The goal in each setting remains the same – the working dogs help to support and increase independence for the people they are servicing.
Service dogs have become a much more common occurrence in society. There can be questions about how to interact with a service dog or even what kind of rights these working animals have. Can you deny a service dog entry to your store? Is it ever okay to pet a service dog? Topics like these will be covered at the National Service Dog Appreciation Events throughout the month of September!
View the one-minute animation short below focusing on educating people about how a professionally trained Assistance Dog is expected to behave in public and how to tell the differences between a real service dog versus an impawster dog.