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Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: North Central FLorida
The following article is helpful in understanding what a "Facility Dog" is. And as with all types of Therapy Dogs these dogs may only go to where pet dogs or dogs with special permission are allowed. There are no federal Public Access Rights for the handlers such as those individuals who use Assistance/Service Dogs.
"I give him water. I've brushed his teeth. I've groomed him a little bit. With all of that, it helps me work with my hands," said Werner, "and without realizing that I'm in therapy, because I focus on Ford."
At Magee, furry therapist is a patient's best friend
TJ aka Theresa A. Jennings
Karl's Kids Program Inc Animal Services 2000
Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project (ADAP),
Humane Animal Education & Services (HAES),
Putnam County Emergency Animal Support/Pet-Friendly Evacuation Shelters
Gov. Agency Member of FL State Agricultural Response Team