Which Do I Qualify For?

There are a variety of types of dogs that provide support, some of them with their own unique names (e.g. psychiatric service dog, medical alert dog, etc.), but they will fall under one of the following common categories.

Service Dog

  • I have a disability
  • My disability makes it difficult for me to perform daily activities
  • My dog is trained to perform tasks that help me with my disability
  • My dog obeys my commands
  • My dog is well-behaved in public places and does not behave aggressively towards people or other dogs
  • My dog is housebroken

Emotional Support Dog

  • I have a disability that is emotional/psychological in nature*
  • I have a letter from a doctor or mental health professional who is treating me, stating that the dog is recommended for my condition*
  • My dog obeys my commands
  • My dog is well-behaved in public places and does not behave aggressively towards people or other dogs
  • My dog is housebroken

Therapy Dog

  • My dog obeys my commands
  • My dog is well-behaved in public places and does not behave aggressively towards people or other dogs
  • My dog is housebroken