The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the entity which requires State and local government agencies and companies to provide “reasonable modifications” when appropriate to accommodate people with disabilities. Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.
P.A.W. Service Dogs will train Psychiatric, Autism Assistance, and Wheelchair/Mobility Assistance Service Dogs. Additional types of Service Dogs include Guide Dogs (Blind or low vision people), Hearing Dogs (Deaf or hard-of-hearing people), Diabetic Alert Dogs (Alerts when blood pressure is too high or low), and Seizure Response Dogs (Assists during and after epileptic seizures).