Where to Get a Service Dog for POTS
Living with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) can be difficult and having a service dog can be incredibly beneficial. A properly trained service dog can help with:
- Reducing falls
- Maintaining balance
- Managing shortness of breath
- Alerting for low/high heart rate
- Providing physical and emotional support
How to Select a Service Dog
When selecting a service dog for POTS, there are a few important things to keep in mind:
- Choose an organization or trainer experienced in training service dogs for POTS.
- Find out the cost of training and any ongoing fees.
- Research what types of physical training are used to train the dogs.
- Make sure you have a good match with the dog.
Where to Find a Service Dog
There are several reputable organizations that can provide trained service dogs for POTS:
- 4 Paws for Ability – They provide custom-trained service dogs to people with physical and psychological disabilities.
- Partners Canine – This nonprofit organization trains and provides service dogs to people with disabilities, including POTS.
- Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers – This organization specializes in training service dogs for POTS and provides service dogs to those in need.
Having a service dog can provide invaluable support to those living with POTS, allowing them to live fuller, more independent lives. By selecting a reputable organization and doing research to make sure there is a good match between the handler and the service dog, those with POTS can find a well-trained service dog to meet their needs.