Huh... Once in a great while I'll see some news snippet on local news and maybe one of those prime time news shows (20/20, Nightline etc) about service dogs but they tend to skew heavily toward stories about abuse of having a service animal (fake papers, fake everything). But it's rare I ever see stories on TV. Now on Facebook and Twitter I do see more stories about service dogs for those with seizures, diabetes (they can smell when blood sugar goes up), assistant dogs for kids with CP, and of course hearing ear dogs.These are things that keep showing up on local TV in my area.
Think those are called therapy dogs? I don't mind that and think it's awesome, but I'm seeing a lot of stories on FB about how people are trying to sneak their pets onboard a plane and claiming it's a 'therapy' dog. While it's great that dogs (and sometimes other animals) are trained for whatever is needed, I don't think there is very good regulation or oversight on which owners are legit or not considering many can just get a certificate printed from the internet that looks legitimate....Vets and people affected by domestic violence do have comfort dogs and they are legally service dogs.