Are ESA Dogs Banned on Airplanes

ESA dog on plane

You might have heard that ESA dogs are banned on planes. Well, that’s clickbait, sort of.  You can still take your ESA dog on a plane, but they will be treated as a pet and will not receive any special treatment.   Wall Street Journal reported an update mid-February that the change will cost travelers with pets up to $60 […]

Top 5 Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Road Trip

Dog on road trip in Jeep: Photo by philip hawkshaw

There’s never been a better time to take your dog with you on a road trip. But making sure your trip is dog friendly can seem complicated. You might be wondering what you need to bring your dog to a hotel or what the rules for traveling with your dog are. Don’t let uncertainty stop […]

Getting A Same Day ESA Or Service Dog Certification

Most people don’t think about an ESA or Service Dog certification until the same day they need it. If your dog provides you with emotional support or you’ve trained them to perform a task that helps you with a disability, you can register them as a Service Dog or Emotional Support Animal. Certifications are not […]

Keeping Your Dog When Your Landlord Says No Pets

A dog lying in a person's bed. Keeping your dog in your apartment when your landlord says no pets

What can you do when you have a dog but your landlord says no pets? Many buildings have a no pet policy or require a prohibitive monthly “pet fee”. If you have a dog, you know they’re a member of your family, and family comes before real estate. But depending on where you live, finding […]

How Can I Get My Dog Certified As A Service Dog 

As our society becomes more open about disability and increasing access for all people, getting a certified Service Dog is becoming increasingly popular.   How can I register my dog as a Service Dog?  A Service Dog is a specially trained animal that performs a task that directly assists a person with a disability. Service Dogs aren’t just […]

How To Train Your Dog For Post Social Distancing

Dog at home social distancing

With social distancing in place, it’s no surprise to learn that animal shelters all over the country are empty. Shelter in place means everyone’s schedules are open and growing isolation is creating the need for new sources of companionship. For many the perfect time to bring home and train your dog is here thanks to social […]

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Dogs

Women at home desk working with dog standing next to her looking at computer

Dogs can help us live longer, healthier lives. With the added stress, isolation, and health risks brought on by coronavirus, dogs can do more for your health than you might think. Many people are currently experiencing the most stressful period of their lives and they are scared. But our pets and support animals are happier […]

Guide to Psychiatric Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

Women pets ESA dog at desk

There’s a lot of heated conversation over the increased popularity of Emotional Support animals and people improperly claiming their dog as a Service Animal. When people present their dog as a Service Animal but they don’t behave like a specially trained Service Animal, people with legitimate disabilities suffer the consequences. People with psychiatric disabilities, which […]

Making Your Dog Your Emotional Support Animal

Doberman as an Emotional Support Animal

These days, it’s more and more common to hear about people making their pet an Emotional Support Animal or Service Dog. Let’s get one thing right, a Service Dog is any dog that performs a task that helps their handler with a disability. An Emotional Support Dog provides general comfort and support. To be considered […]

Have a Happy Halloween with Your Dog 

Read this BEFORE halloween and you’ll be all set for October 31 with your dog.  If you are a dog parent, the best part of Halloween is dressing up your dog, right? This person thinks so.   But not all dogs like “howl-o-ween”, because, well, it may be absolutely terrifying. Like July 4th, there are strange […]