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Canine Care & Support

People who are visually impaired, physically disabled or who have other disabilities face challenges every day in their desire to live independently.  Since 2003, America's VetDogs has provided guide and service dogs, free of charge, to qualified people who seek the increased freedom, mobility, and companionship these dogs bring.  With the help of America's VetDogs, a person who is disabled can achieve greater independence when they are teamed with a specially trained assistance dog. 

The information below will help guide you through a range of topics, including information on access laws, etiquette, travel and care tips and much more.  With your help, our goal is to make America's VetDogs an informational hub providing the most reliable and authoritative information about all aspects of living and working with an assistance dog.

  • There are many guidelines that we all should follow when in the presence of an assistance dog to allow the dog and its handler to work safely and effectively.  Learn the Do's and Don'ts on our assistance dog etiquette page.