Service dogs and emotional support animals are licensed working therapy animals, no matter how adorable they might be. With this patch, your companion’s status is clearly identified, saving you the trouble of having to constantly ask people not to distract them from their work. It easily sticks to both the Montecito Supply Company harness and our airline travel carrier – both of which are available in our shop. It can be sewn onto any fabric as well so if your companion has a favorite harness or sweater it won’t be a problem.
Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the rules and regulations surrounding emotional support and service animals. For that reason, it’s important that you always make your animal’s status clear when you move about in public.
While emotional support animals do not require any training to get certified, service dogs have to undergo rigorous training and testing before they are cleared to serve you. For this reason it is important that their training is never interrupted by well-meaning but distracting people in public. The more effectively your service dog is trained, the better he/she will be at providing the help you need to live your life freely and confidently.