Posts Tagged 'service animals'

Man’s Best Friend-More Beneficial than you Think

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An article was just released this week about a study at  Michigan State University about how individuals that walked their dog were 34 percent more likely to reach the federal physical activity benchmarks.

Posted by Jess Mar 16, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Difference Between Your Pet and a Service Dog

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There are millions of dog lovers all over the world and I am proud to be one of them. For those who are dog owners, we can all agree that they play an important role in our lives – they’re practically or are part of the family. They also provide unconditional love, companionship and always welcome us home. Besides being a loyal companion, man’s best friends help people with disabilities by being service dogs.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Mar 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

ADA to Crack Down on Bogus Service Animals

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New ADA rules may only protect dogs and miniature horses as service animals due to progressively more people buying bogus Internet-based National Service Animal Registry credentials to declare their pets as service animals.

Posted by Tessa Mar 01, 2011 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

6 of the Most Unusual Service Animals

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The public long has become accustomed to guide dogs for those with visual impairments, first used in 1929. But when the use of dogs for other types of help — such as alerting people with hearing impairments to sounds, pulling wheelchairs and helping with mobility issues — became common after enactment of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, controversy over access came with it.

Posted by Jennifer Green Dec 13, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 21 Comments

Helping Hands with Capuchin Monkeys

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Everybody needs a helping hand from time to time, so instead of a service dog to assist a person with disabilities, how about two helping hands in the form of a Monkey Helper?

Posted by Tessa Nov 11, 2010 Posted in Disability 1 Comment