Category: Service Dog

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What It Is Like To Be Discriminated Against At A Hotel While Traveling With A Service Dog

Tonight was an eye opening experience.  This was the first time I’ve ever been openly discriminated against at a hotel, spent hours on the phone with customer service, and involved the local police with no major resolve but the basic requests I was asking for at the beginning. Let’s start from the beginning. I spent […]

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Water Street Brewery Review in Grafton, Wisconsin

It was getting late and I needed to find a gas station not only for gas but to take a bird bath aka baby wipe, wipe down and change my clothes.  It just so happened that I stumbled across Water Street Brewery in Grafton, Wisconsin right by the BP gas station that I went to […]

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Frequent Asked Questions I Get About Service Dogs: How Can I Get a Service Dog

I get asked this question about once a month, sometimes more from friends or people I meet while traveling.  This is why I wanted to dedicate a whole blog to this one simple question. *DISCLAIMER: This blog is in no way meant to help those with fake service dogs be able to use this information to lie […]

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Letter to the Editor, “‘Service Animals’ Should Have Boundaries”

I am going out of my typical, tell you about my 48 states 44 national park’s trip with Indiana, to answer this persons question about service animals.  Now this is a letter taken from Bradenton Hearld’s website from a man called H. Burmeister Parrish.  This is what he had to say about service animals. I have […]

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The Hotel from Hell When You Need a Self Care Day on the Road

After speaking with my mom and my therapist it dawned on all three of us that I needed to get a hotel room just to unwind and center myself.  I wanted to be far away from Chicago, about an hour away in Michigan, where I could have a nice hotel room where I could binge […]

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Minnesota the Star of the North and Voyagers National Park Review

After I breezed past Iowa since I didn’t want to get another felony for speeding, I made my way up to the Star of the North (L’Étoile du Nord), Minnesota.  Now I’ve been to Minnesota many times before but mainly to the Minneapolis area for work or to visit family friends.  The original plan was […]

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What Makes Indiana a Service Dog and Not an Emotional Support Dog (Know the Difference)

There’s always a confusion on the difference between a service dog, an emotional support dog, or a therapy dog. This blog post will hopefully clear up any confusion for those who don’t know the differences and what their legal rights are based on the dog’s status of a service dog, emotional support dog, or therapy dog. Here’s […]

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Meet the Wandering Dog

Hi, my name is Indiana or Indy for short or Nein (usually when I’m doing something bad). This is the story about how I was adopted by my wonderful owner and turned into a service dog to help her with her PTSD. ​My owner told me that her PTSD got so sever she felt like […]

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Tips and Tricks on Flying with your Service Dog, Emotional Support Dog, or Dog

Since I’ve had Indiana he’s been on over 40 flights with the longest being from San Diego to Anchorage Alaska, which was his first flight ever. Due to my love of traveling and me picking up a few tips and tricks a long the way the only thing I worry about now is my anxiety of thinking I […]

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