Apparently people think that only large dogs can be service dogs. I have a Min Pin who is a trained service dog and wears his vest every where we go. He picks up things I drop and gives them to me. He can open doors that have towels on them, open drawers that are too low for me to open and alert people if I’ve passed out or fallen. He alerts me if my blood sugar goes dangerously high or low, he leads me to a safe place if I’m having a panic attack and brings me my med containers when I need them. He weighs less than 10 pounds which is an excellent weight for me to carry most of the time.
When I go into places to shop, eat or see the doctor, he’s got his vest on. A week ago I had to take my 9-year-old to the ER. My dog went with us as he always does. The nurse wasn’t going to let me back with him. She asked for his service dog papers, of which there is no such thing. She FINALLY noticed his vest and let us back to see the doctor. As we left a few hours later, I handed her my business card. I own a company called Tiny Service Dogs. My company is one that educates the public on what small dogs can be trained to do for the disabled.