National Service Dog Month
Every September we celebrate the working dogs who help people gain greater independence. Learn about expertly trained service dogs and how they help their partners live with greater independence.
Meet a few of THE PROS we celebrate all year!
Click on a dog to learn more about their unique skills.
What is a service dog?
In 1975 Canine Companions created the concept of “service dogs” to assist people with physical disabilities. They’re specially trained to perform tasks to help make life easier for people with disabilities.
What are the differences between a service dog, facility dog, therapy dog and an emotional support animal?
With so many types of working dogs, it can be hard to tell, but Canine Companions has you covered! Learn more now about the important differences between service dogs and other types of working dogs.
What is the best way to interact with a service dog in public?
It can be hard to resist interacting with a service dog – we know! But there are important reasons to respect a service dog team’s space. What isn’t hard is learning the right way to start a conversation with a service dog handler!