Because many post-traumatic stress disorder sufferers don’t have physical injuries, they may currently be ineligible for a service dog from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Currently, only dogs — and occasionally miniature horses — may lawfully receive the designation of service animal.
Service dogs help people function in daily life — and offer companionship to boot.
For a long time, Jennifer Mandell and her son Sam were prisoners in their own house. That’s when a yellow Lab named Hagrid entered their lives.
Guide dogs have an important job to do for their human companions. We take a closer look at how they improve our quality of life.
Dogs can be trained to help children with special needs. Learn more about how service dogs help children with autism.
Karen Shirk once depended on a respirator and even considered suicide. Instead, she built a place where anyone with a disability could go for help.
U.S. law is specific on service dogs. Learn the answers to commonly asked questions about service animals in Part 6 of our special series.
In Part 5 of our series on service dogs, here is a Q&A with Carrie Treggett-Skym, trainer and former regional field manager for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
When I adopted my dog, I originally wanted to train him for tracking and search & rescue. But Lynal has gone on to become my psychiatric service dog.