Sunday, September 29, 2013

National Service Dog Month

Did you know that September was National Service Dog Month?
I only found out recently because several of the friends I met at BarkWorld are Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs and Emotional Support Animals.  

Of course, I didn't really know the difference between a Service Dog, a Therapy Dog and an Emotional Support Animal before I met my good friends Carma Poodale, Pepper Pom and Garth Riley.  Now I am starting to understand the BIG differences in the work that they perform.

My friends Carma Poodale and Pepper Pom are Service Dogs as explained in this infographic created by another good friend of mine, Sugar the Golden Retriever:



To know more about the work of Service Dogs, please visit Carma's blog and/or Pepper's blog!

My friend Garth is a Therapy Dog as explained in this infographic created by Sugar:


To know more about the work of a Therapy Dog, please visit Garth's blog.

To all the Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs out in Blogville, I give you *high paws* for the fine work you do every day to help people.






26 comments:

  1. Ringy Dingy ~ Oh Oz The Great and Powerful, thank you for talking about us, I am a therapy dog. Lee likes to call me a reader dog because I go to the library reading room to help little tikes to not be embarrassed when they read. I snuggle right up in their laps or besides them while they struggle with phonetics and learning to pronounce the words.
    I will have to show my badge sometime.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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    1. Sir William, I did not realize you were a Therapy Dog as well! That is wonderful news; Therapy work is so important. I wish I had the temperament to be a Therapy Dog, so I could read with the little tykes (because I love the little humans so much), but alas...I have too much terrier in me. BOL Ma says it is enough that I am her boy because I make her smile every day.

      I would LOVE to see your badge sometime! Maybe run quick and do a post now and link up to the blog hop!
      Your pal,
      Oz

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  2. Hi paws to you too, Oz! Many thanks to your mom who came up with this great idea and set up the linky and everything!

    Garth

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    1. Oh Garth...what friends are for if not for lending a helping paw when needed!

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  3. Thank you for helping to host this blog hop. I think it is very impawent help know the difference. Have a pawtastic day!

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    1. Now that I know the difference, I think it is important too Carma!

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  4. Thanks so much to Oz, Garth and Carma. The Sunday Service Dog Blog Hop is a wonderful way to increase people's awareness of the limitless potential in the human - canine bond.

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  5. Great infographics, respect to all service and therapy dogs out there.

    Sheba.

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    1. I'm with ya, Sheba. *High paw* to all the service and therapy dogs!

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  6. Great post, Oz! I get too excited when I meet a human I know (even though Mom makes me sit/stay) so I stick to agility. We have to applaud all those that are service or therapy dogs.

    Pee Ess: I do provide a service to Mom--lots of exercise.

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    1. You provide more than one service, Sage...you make mom happy too! I think that should count even though it doesn't make us "service" dogs. BOL

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  7. Thank you for sharing all this information! Love the infographic! <3

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  8. I am extremely glad that all of you are clearing up the haze!

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  9. My Reilly is both a Service and Therapy Dog. I taught him sign language so he could interact with the kids at the a deaf school we use to visit.

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  10. Service dogs and therapy dogs are different but both fill a big need for us humans!

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  11. Oh those are pawsome infographics! And they have the perfect spokesdogs on each of them. I have learned a lot about these working dogs since I began blogging. And I'm still learning new stuff all the time!

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  12. Thanks for educating the public about the differences between service dogs and therapy dogs. I look up to dogs in both categories.

    My dad's dream is for me to be a therapy dog.

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  13. Wooooowoooooooo to service and therapy dogs (and other animals!)! Ku and Zoe

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  14. I see lots of service dogs where I work. I always think of my own 2 boys whenever I see them and wish that I could bring them with me to work and school. That's really cool that they have a special day all their own! I had no idea!

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  15. We love all service dogs and you have to admit, that Carma is a real sweetie!

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  16. Golden Thanks for the idea and as always Golden Glad to help out. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  17. Great post and love those infographics!

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  18. Service and therapy dogs are heroes! Love the info graphics.

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Oz the Terrier