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A service animal is a dog that is intensively trained to do work or perform tasks that benefit an individual with a disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of people with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals. Beginning March 15, 2011, changes in ADA regulations have limited service animal designation to dogs. Some miniature horses also qualify.
"The Blessing of Life with a Service Dog ": Article by Christine Guth and Naomi Yoder-Harris
These are some of the roles that service dogs can be trained for:
Service Animal Etiquette
Dogs at church?
Daisy (left) regularly accompanies her owner to church, assisting her as needed, especially with balance. See "The Blessing of Life with a Service Dog," for a story and more pictures of Daisy and her owner, Naomi Yoder-Harris.
Rei (below) also attends church regularly, with her owner, Kacie Weldy. Here Rei is taking a break when her eyes and ears are not needed.
Naomi Yoder-Harris answers Frequently Asked Questions about her life with Daisy.
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