Service Animals

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA

Many people with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life. Dogs can be trained to perform many important tasks to assist people with disabilities, such as providing stability for a person who has difficulty walking, picking up items for a person who uses a wheelchair, preventing a child with autism from wandering away, or alerting a person who has hearing loss when someone is approaching from behind.

The Department of Justice continues to receive many questions about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to service animals.

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Patriot Service Dogs

To help individuals with mobility-related disabilities or PTSD who wish to gain independence through the assistance of a specially trained service dog.

Educate the public about the rights of service dog trainers and teams, while focusing on giving disabled veterans back some of their independence lost while preserving ours

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New Horizons service dogs

New Horizons Service Dogs, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that partners trained dogs with the disabled, mostly in the area of wheelchair and mobility assistance. We are headquartered in Central Florida and provide service dogs to disabled clients primarily throughout the state of Florida.

Please explore our website. You’ll find out more about our organization, what a service dog is and how to treat one, how to become a puppy raiser, and how to apply for a dog.

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Canine Companions for Independence

Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

There is no charge for a Canine Companions assistance dog. Individual participants in our program are not responsible for any of the substantial costs involved in the lengthy process of breeding, raising, and training each Canine Companions assistance dog.

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Service dogs of florida

Service Dogs of Florida is a not-for-profit organization that offers dignity, hope, and independence by providing highly trained & skilled service dogs and technology to individuals with disabilities while serving the community by advancing public education of disabilities, the ADA and service dogs through advocacy, education, research and service.

Types of dogs trained: Hearing, Service, Mobility, Social/Therapy Dogs, Seizure Alert/Response.

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Southeastern guide dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs, throughout the United States. A nonprofit with a national reach, we train dogs of the highest pedigree for people who are blind, veterans, and children, providing our premier dogs and lifetime services at no cost.

Since 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs has created over 3,100 guide and service dog teams, all provided at no cost to people with vision loss and veterans with PTSD and other disabilities.

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