For People with a Physical Disability

Service dogs assist people with a physical disability by performing tasks that their partner cannot do or has trouble doing. 

These tasks include: 

  • picking up dropped items
  • retrieving objects from tables or counters
  • turning light switches on and off
  • pushing automatic door buttons
  • tugging doors and cabinets open
  • standing and bracing for stability during a transfer
  • barking on command for help
  • getting a cordless phone in an emergency
  • and more!

Assistance dogs accompany their partner wherever they go, including the workplace, shopping and traveling. These dogs provide a degree of independence that many people with a disability have never had before. Not having to depend on another person is a priceless gift. 

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