Service Dogs

**ANGRY RANT, YOU’VE BEEN WARNED**

Public Service Announcement:

Buying a pet as a “therapy” animal, then expecting them to just magically make ones mental health better is NOT A GOOD IDEA. PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME AN ANIMAL WILL MAGICALLY MAKE EVERYTHING OKAY. Especially if you just randomly picked a dog breed because you heard they are used as service dogs. Or randomly brought some other pet home thinking their mere presence will make you well. They deserve PROPER CARE, LOVE, AND TREATMENT.

PLEASE DO NOT ASSUME AN ANIMAL WILL MAGICALLY MAKE EVERYTHING OKAY. Especially if you just randomly picked a dog breed because you heard they are used as service dogs. Or randomly brought some other pet home thinking their mere presence will make you well. They deserve PROPER CARE, LOVE, AND TREATMENT.

Unless you train them to help you, they are just a pet confused as to why you are dissapointed in them
PLEASE GET YOUR ACTUAL SERVICE DOGS FROM VETTED ORGANIZATIONS. This is the ONLY way to guarantee that the dog has the proper temperament and training to actually assist you in your day to day life. A service dog has legal protection under the law and do things like lead you around, be your eyes, help you up, get things, etc. Examples would be Seeing Eye Dogs.

I believe the vast majority of service dogs are now trained to be emotionally and practically supportive. Examples being PTSD Service Dogs for war veterans.

This angry rant brought to you by the painful wilful ignorance and shitty attitude of Internet People

**I plan on writing a post on HOW one chooses a service or emotional support animal

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