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The keeper of a social support dog pushes a wheelchair user, dog runs alongside on its lead

What are social support dogs?

Together, social support dogs and their owners regularly carry out voluntary, unpaid social services.

A social support dog is trained alongside its owner and together they volunteer in various institutions, such as schools, special needs schools, retirement homes, psychiatric hospitals etc. Regular visits from the social support dog team can have a very positive effect on the people they visit.

Social support dog lets a blind woman touch him - while his keeper and a companion stand by
Social support dog carrying a motivational toy in an autumnal landscape
The keeper of a social support dog pushes a wheelchair user, dog runs alongside on its lead
Dog keeper with a Bernese Mountain Dog in an examination showing that her dog allows stroking by strangers
Under supervision, social support dog sniffs at the face of the wheelchair user, who pets him in return