Boomer has a very special job. He is responsible for keeping little Lucas calm on daily basis. Boomer is a double doodle and his special purpose is to be an emotional support dog for his new best buddy. Lucas is 3 years old.
An emotional support dog is for those who need just that, emotional support. To just be there, not to judge, look, stare or question. Unconditional love and patience for, in this case, little Lucas.
An emotional support animal (ESA) is a companion animal which provides therapeutic benefit, such as alleviating or mitigating some symptoms of the disability, to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability. Emotional support animals are typically dogs and cats, but may include other animals.
There are different categories for both children and adults, that have special and specific needs in life.
Some may be for those with PTSD, suffering through experienced trauma, some may be needed for medical assistance, some for noise desensitizing and the reasons are many more.
Specially trained dogs aid in comforting those with special needs. Calms autism, gives support to what ever special need is in need.
We have placed many dogs in homes with children and adults with several different special needs. Dog must be gentle, intelligent, to be supportive, patient and easily trained. Then the no shedding aspect is just the perfect answer to the 4 legged daily dose of unconditional love and devotion.
Something I think we all need on a daily basis!