Types of Dogs
PGI’s Primary Focus is centered around service, facility and assisted companion dogs.
Service Dogs help by performing functions for a person that is limited by a disability.
- Mobility impairments (wheelchair, unstable walking, balance difficulty)
- Medical Response (Seizures, Epilepsy, Diabetes)
- Visual impairment (Partial site)
- Hearing impairments
- Other physical/mental disabilities
Facility dogs are Trained to perform animal assisted interventions at a facility: hospitals, medical facilities, nursing homes and other facilities.
- Pediatric outpatient rehab centers
- Veterans outpatient rehab centers
- Juvenile residential homes
- Grade Schools, High schools & Colleges
- Nursing homes
Facilitator Assisted Companion Dog
- Facilitator Assisted Companion dogs help individuals with disabilities or other developmental delays and the parent/caregiver is certified to handle the dog.