Places Where Therapy Dogs Help

therapy dog in a preschool

We’ve spoken a lot about psychiatric service dogs, their role, and their importance. Similar to psychiatric service dogs are therapy dogs. There are many similarities, such as they both help alleviate stress, are sensitive to emotional distress, and come in all shapes and sizes. However, there are a few differences that set the two apart. The… Read more »

What Do Emotional Support Dogs Help With?

golden retriever resting its head on its owners shoulders.

Emotional support dogs are an important part of many lives. Not only can they provide constant companionship and comfort, but they have been proven to alleviate the impact of mental crises. Below are how emotional service dogs can help with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.   Anxiety It is estimated that 31% of the American population experiences or… Read more »

Common Misconceptions About Psychiatric Service Dogs

Psychiatric service dogs are an integral part of society. They provide relief for many conditions, aid in alleviating symptoms, and have continuously been shown to improve quality of life. Unfortunately, there are a few misconceptions about psychiatric service dogs. Below we explain two of the most common misconceptions about psychiatric service dogs. They Must Wear A… Read more »

All About Search and Rescue Dogs

Search and rescue dogs, sometimes called SAR Dogs, are being utilized more and more frequently. There are some misconceptions about what search and rescue dogs do or how they do their job. Below are two questions most people wonder about Search and Rescue dogs! What Do They Do? Search and rescue dogs do exactly that:… Read more »

Benefits of Veterans Having Psychiatric Service Dogs

dog sitting by the feet of a soldier

September was suicide awareness month, so it is important to continue talking about suicide and our troops. Veterans have a high rate of suicide. In 2021, it was found that since 9/11, 30,177 veterans have died by suicide. To put that into perspective, in the same amount of time, 7,057 service members died in combat,… Read more »

Just How Can Dogs Sense Our Emotions?

A sad elderly woman hugging a dog

While we discussed the importance of psychiatric service dogs and the benefits they provide, you may still be wondering, “how?”. This is a fair question- and it is one that, truthfully, many scientists are still studying! While many scientists are still figuring out the exact how, they have come to some conclusions that they are focusing in… Read more »

The Importance of Psychiatric Service Dogs

Therapy dog in a red vest with a teddy bear next to it

With the COVID-19 pandemic came a large uptick in mental health crises. The past two years have been hard on just about everyone, whether prior conditions were worsened by isolation or the bombardment of news bringing on new fears, leading to agoraphobia, anxiety, panic disorders, and depression. With this, many have begun to utilize emotional… Read more »

West Virginia Sheriff’s Office Dog

Fetch and More works with the Mineral County, West Virginia Sheriff’s Office, and NASRO, the National Association of School Resource Officers, to bring therapy dogs to schools.

North Vernon Service Dogs

Fetch and More thanks the North Vernon, Indiana, Police Department for helping us train our newest service dog client!

Funeral Home Welcomes Comfort Dog

John trained and certified the funeral homes’ comfort dog “Willow” in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws. Here is the link to the article: News Article