How Dogs Can Help...
Dogs can be trained as service dogs or to provide emotional support as a therapeutic companion dog. According to the ADA, a service dog is one that has been trained to help someone with an emotional or physical disability that impacts one or more major life activities. One of the most troubling effects of PTSD may be the tendency for having nightmares or issues falling asleep. But PTSD service dogs’ duties to your wellbeing don’t set with the sun. They are trained to wake you from nightmares by being alert to night terror indicators. Many people living with PTSD also report that the very presence of their dog in their room at night brings them the comfort they need to fall asleep.
Ways We Help
Hero P.A.W.S. is in the business of changing and shaping lives.
Service Dog Support Group
Helping The Community
With this initiative, our goal is to promote support for all individuals utilizing a service dog to assist in their daily lives. We meet once a month to discuss laws, training, challenges and successes. We are here to support our Service Dog Community. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Education & Outreach
Reinforcing our Commitment
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Fake service dogs are bad for the public and bad for those of us who utilize a service dog as our medical assist device. We are happy to educate the public about service dog laws and the misconception that every dog in a vest is a service dog. Please contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause and set up an educational event for your employees. The more business owners are aware, the better it will be for those of us needing this type of support