There has been a lot of confusion over service dog laws in BC. Some people think that a service dog isn’t legal unless they have a BC certification. This is wrong! A visitor from Ontario, for example, wouldn’t have BC certification, would they? But they still have a right to bring their service dog with them. We hope this video we made will help clear up some of the confusion.
One of the more difficult aspects of our job is trying to identify what people mean when they call us and say they want their dog “certified as a PADS dog”. Pacific Assistance Dogs Society is a Burnaby-based service dog charity recognized by Assistance Dogs International. They specialize in dogs for the Deaf and disabled, and they also provide facility therapy dogs for organizations like the RCMP, Canuck’s Place Children’s Hospice, and local schools. Wag the Dog cannot get your … Continue reading “Therapy Dogs and Service Dogs Are Not The Same: A Helpful Guide”