Ever wonder what the difference is between an Emotional Support Animal (ESA); a Therapy Animal; and a Service Animal?
This Is Sammy, our Emotional Support Animal.
Aleah, a member of our Administrative Team, loves to spend time with Sammy.
We are so excited to have Sammy join our practice. Sammy is a Havapoo, a mix of a Hanvanese and a Toy Poodle. Our cuddly little guy has hypoallergenic fur, and is the perfect size and temperament to be an Emotional Support Animal. Sammy is learning how to give love and comfort and has trained all of us well.
Sammy can often be seen wearing a very spiffy tie or sweater when he is "at work".
Linda and Max
Max was our Emotional Support Animal.
Emotional Support Animals do not have any specific training or certification. They just need to love and comfort their companion. We were so fortunate to have had Max join us as our "Ambassador". He brought so much comfort to clients and clinicians and is sorely missed by all.
We don't have a service animal on staff, but welcome any client who has a certified service animal. Service dogs are dogs who are specially trained to perform specific tasks to help a person who has a disability. A dog who guides an owner who is blind or a dog who assists someone who has a physical disability is considered a service dog. Service dogs and their owners go through extensive training before they are matched and able to spend time in the community.