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Psychiatric service dogs

Psychiatric service dogs are trained to assist individuals with psychiatric disabilities, such as post traumatic stress disorders, bipolar disease, autism and many more. Having a service dog at their side can benefit a person in numerous and diverse ways.  First and foremost, the dog's presence and guidance offer their owners the freedom and independence and the confidence and security to leave their home.  This, in turn, may decrease isolation and loneliness via more opportunities to meet and socialize with others, as well as reduce their reliance on other people for everyday needs and enhance the ability to enter or re-enter the workforce. Additionally, like all dogs, psychiatric service dogs provide their owners with the love and support that comes from loyal and reliable companionship.  

 

Pawsible Angels is committed to supporting mental health and chronic pain patients.  We provide Psychiatric Service Dogs who are cross trained to respond to each handlers specific range of disabilities. Because our dogs are specially trained to meet the exact needs of our clients, including mobility assistance tasks, training takes lots of work for a little bit longer period of time.  It also involves the client on a regular basis. For many of our clients, these dogs are a dream come true.  

In order to be eligible for a psyichatric service dog, applicants must:

  • Have a mental disability and be under a doctor’s care

  • Be 12 years of age or older

  • Be independent in mobility

  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively control, manage and care for a dog

  • Have adequate vision to observe, intervene and manage a dog’s behavior (generally equivalent to DMV license requirements)

  • Be willing to participate in on-going Pawsible Angels training and graduate support program

The process to receive a Pawsible Angels assistance dog includes multiple steps. Click the link below to find out if an assistance dogs is right for you and start the process to receive more information.

 

TO APPLY FOR A PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOG, CLICK HERE