Dogs in Supportive Roles

Dog’s have played many roles in humans’ lives over the past century. From fearless protector to professional snuggler and everything in between, dogs fill our hearts and homes with a special kind of companionship only they can provide. In recent decades, dogs have also taken on a few new roles in our communities — as supportive working dogs. While the terms ‘Service Dog,’ ‘Emotional Support Dog,’ and ‘Therapy Dog’ are often used interchangeably, they each offer a unique skill set and level of training to perform their specific jobs:

Service Dogs

Service Animal Resources:

Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animal Resources


Therapy Dogs