DaVinci Digest | July 2024 | Edition 06 | Nonprofit | 92-3451311 | Fairfax County, VA
Clarifying Canine Roles: Service, Therapy, and Emotional Support Dogs


Service dogs are trained to perform specific tasks to assist individuals with disabilities. This includes conditions like mobility impairments, visual and hearing impairments, seizures, diabetes, and more. [In Virginia, it costs approximately $40,000 over a two-year period to raise, train, and place a successful service dog: source https://www.servicedogsva.org/]


Animal-assisted therapy dogs are used in therapeutic settings to improve the physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals.[In Virginia, rates vary, but average $100.00/hour, 120 hours, or $12,000 for six months to train and certify an animal-assisted therapy dog: source Various]


Emotional support animals provide comfort and support in the forms of affection and companionship for an individual suffering from various mental and emotional conditions. [Virginia does not have specific state laws regarding emotional support animals. An ESA letter is a document that serves as proof of one’s need for an emotional support animal as a form of treatment for a qualifying mental health condition: source Pettable.com]

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