Welcome to Pretty White Dog
Our goal is to share our Samoyed smile to help brighten your day. We hope our site helps you feel better as well as find a little joy and happiness in your day. Enjoy our inspirational quotes, pictures and more!
Keona Makaio Takoda
are therapy dogs trained to provide affection, comfort and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, hospices, and to people with a mental illness or autism.
"The most wasted day of all is that on which we do not laugh."
Do all the good you can for all the people you can
There is a difference between service animal, therapy animal and emotional support animal. Please respect these because there are people who need a service animal to live independently.
Service animal is a dog that is trained for an individual to perform tasks a disabled person is unable to perform. Examples of a service animal are dogs who guide people who are blind, alert people who are deaf or being the "hands" for an individual in a wheelchair. Service animals are working animals trained to focus on the individual handler.
Therapy dogs are trained to help brighten someone's day improving how they feel. They are trained to interact with all individuals. With their handler therapy dogs are permitted to go into facilities where they have pre-approval as volunteers from the facility. These can include hospitals, nursing homes and retirement homes.
Emotional support animal is a comfort pet. To qualify for an emotional support animal the individual must have an emotional or mental disability that is certified by a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. Emotional support animals are not permitted in public places unless the business permits pets in general such as a pet store or some home improvement stores.
Therapy dogs, like emotional support animals, are not recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act which recognizes service animals.