I love this as a veteran that suffers from PTSD also a service dog is a gift I hope to have one day, but please do not fall for internet scams of “registering” a service dog. Woman by birth veteran by choice shirt My mother has a service dog and a SDiT. Per the ADA (the Americans with disabilities act) there is absolutely no such thing as a service dog registration. If you are looking into a service dog I encourage you to read through the ADA
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Also, America’s Vet Dogs is a terrific organization, located in Smithtown, NY. When you’re ready for a service dog, check them out. I got my last guide dog from their sister group, Guide Dog Foundation I will pass that information along! We have personally trained my moms two with the help of other trainers. It was the most affordable option for my mother since she is not a veteran and does not have access to the programs that I do. Thank you for your Service! Woman by birth veteran by choice shirt May you continue to stay strong for yourself and for your family! My husband suffers from PTSD from his Deployment to Iraq aswell. From my family to yours…We wish you Healing, Strength, Patience, Hope, Love & Happiness!
While the intention is super sweet. There is no such thing as a Service Dog registry in the US. Any place that tells you otherwise is a scam. Some states have voluntary registries that allow handlers to purchase a lifetime dog license as a perk however the idea of a registry could violate HIPAA. What makes a service dog a service dog is it’s training and task work to mitigate a handler’s disability. A dog’s sheer presence while helpful at times is not task work. You have no idea what this man’s PTSD causes him to go through. For all we know he could drop in the middle of a store. These dogs can sense the panic in their handlers, then perform a trained “task” to get their handlers emotions to stabilize. They can bring attention to their handlers that they’re close to having a PTSD attack, and have them refocus themselves to calm down. I’m so glad you have a dog that can help you. But not every disability requires the same trained tasks. Or even tasks that are easily understood. Please don’t discount our hero’s needs.