CompanionAnimals.org - Promoting Education, Respect and Understanding For America's Working Animals
November 01, 2016
Dogs are busy animals. Their schedules are pretty darn full. Walking in dog parks, fetching balls and slippers, chewing stuffies, taking naps, patrolling the yard, chasing squirrels, letting you know when the delivery guy or gal is at the door....lots and lots of things going on in their lives. Oh - and of course their number one activity is bringing joy and happiness into the lives of us two-legged creatures. And they do that effortlessly. I can't imagine a world without dogs.
If they weren't busy enough, for many dogs in America (and throughout the world, in fact) having a job is part of their lives. For some, that's 24/7! They are hard at work in individual homes, hospitals, seniors complexes, police stations, rehabilitation centers, and even courtrooms, where they help victims of crime embrace that much needed peace in times of stress. And what do they receive in return? No paycheque. No company car. No expense account. They are seemingly happy with what they receive - love and appreciation, which is what makes dogs extra special on this Earth.
CompanionAnimals.org both recognizes and honors these canine warriors who unconditional love and devotion benefit millions of people from all walks of life. They're all about promoting education, respect and understanding for America's working dogs and I must say, they do a very good job at that.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Service Dog, Therapy Dog and Emotional Support Animal ? Their website offers answers to many questions, helping to clear up any confusion or uncertainty when it comes to understanding this
- What is the definition of all three?
- What are the requirements?
- What training is required?
- What dog breeds are best for these roles?
- What are the laws around therapy, service and emotional support animals?
- And much more, including excellent resources and free guides.
CompanionAnimals.org has a line of vests for all three types of working dogs, affordably priced and very well made. I was sent samples and I am very impressed with the fabric, stitching and removable (velcro) badges. The embroidered crests alone are also top quality!
Their vests are:
• Comfortable – Your dog will love wearing it!
• Adjustable – Easy to put on
• Made of durable material – Designed to last
• Machine washable – Simple to maintain
Guide for helping you choose the right vest - Be sure to take a measurement!
Why purchase a vest?
There are many reasons to have your dog outfitted with a vest for when they're on canine duty.
- It will save you a lot of time and trouble explaining why your furry friend is doing his or her job.
- Businesses and the public will immediately recognize that your dog is an assistant, and not just an average pet.
- An Emotional Support Animal or Service dog is allowed to live with you whether or not they are not allowed by leasing regulations. Not only that but you will also pay no pet fees or deposits.
To order your vest and to learn more about service, therapy and emotional support animals, please check out their website at CompanionAnimals.org.
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And as many of you know, my office assistant Frank the Fish is a pretty good companion (when he's not drunk, which seems to be most of the time) and I just couldn't help but put the vest on. "He isn't just any fish. Why, he's a working fish!"