It has been interesting – and gratifying – to see the areas into which people and dogs have been expanding their mutual support over the past 30 years. Pooper-scoopers are pleased and proud to be able to help people keep their beloved helpers with them when they otherwise might not be able to keep up with all of the tasks involved with maintaining animal companionship.
“Seeing eye dogs were the first type of service dogs in the U.S., supporting the blind community. …
“As research on what dogs are capable of providing became more concrete, the Americans with Disabilities Act expanded the definition of service dogs in 1990 to include “any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.”
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