Be aware of protocol regarding service dogs on campus

September is National Service Dog Month. Service dogs serve important roles in the lives of their handlers, and their roles may differ from person to person.

There are a number of service dogs on the George Fox campuses, as well as in the broader community. Remember that handlers are people first and should be the first ones to be approached. Service dogs are often working and should never be touched or distracted without asking the handler’s permission.

Depending on the emotional, physical, and therapeutic needs of the handler, service dogs fulfill many roles, from helping visually impaired individuals with navigation to assisting individuals during seizures. Learn more about the different ways in which service dogs assist their handlers.

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