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April 20, 2016

Can You Spot a Fake Service Dog?

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I know, you love your dog, and wouldn't it be really cool if you could take him with you everywhere, like to a restaurant? What fun! Why not just go on line and order a Service Dog Vest and ID, afterall, you're not really hurting anyone, right?

Wrong.

Purchasing these bogus products is bad for several reasons..including you are taking advantage of a loophole in an operation that affords people with disabilities a special privilege.

A highly trained Service Dog completes a task for a human. They are necessary for the handler. They are not pets, per say, they are partners.

It's a complex issue and we'll uncover some more information that we hope you will share with your friends as well. Dr Sally Irvin, ICAN,(Indiana Canine Assistance Network) is also a board member on the International Board of Assistance Dogs committee. Join us as we delve into this complex issue. As Dr Sally says, 'just because you can do something, doesn't make it right'.

Click here to watch a video about ICAN client Yeahsen and recognizing fake service dogs.

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