I have posted a blog or two about individuals who have pets and pass them off as service dogs so they either don’t have to pay a certain fee or they can have their pet with them at all times. This is so wrong on many levels, but i’m not going to get into that rant again because I’ve already done it before. I’m writing to share with you a petition, started by Canine Companions for Independence, a service dog organization that works with individuals with mobility impairments. However, they started a petition for ALL service dog owners. Their petition is to get regulations on those internet companies that sell service dog gear and advertise to their customers that they can pass their pets off as service dogs with said gear. Most, if not all, service dog organizations give this gear when they give you the dog. Please sign this petition so that we, service dog owners, don’t have to deal with as many of the repercussions of fake service dogs.
Jessica N and Makiko
Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs. View all posts by Jessica N and Makiko