Service dogs....what a wonderful concept, right? Yet so many of those that truly need one, are feeling the backlash of those dog owners who "fake" their way into a service dog vest. Whether it's trying to get their dog on a seat in an airplane, or being able to take their dog into a restaurant, the amount of fakery going on in the service dog world has gotten out of hand.
If we had a dime for every adoption applicant who applied for ANY of our dogs because they were "going to make it a service dog"...well I'd be more than a millionaire. We attempt to nicely and thoroughly explain on our website why we DO NOT adopt out our dogs to become service dogs. Sadly, the once kind and desperate for a service dog human, quickly turns into a disgruntled and "pissed off they didn't get their way" asshole.
The topic of VRC and Service Dogs in the same sentence really gets my hackles up. If you can't handle the facts, then this is not the episode to listen to. And again, I have to say it...you've been warned :)