Emotional support animals, comfort animals, and therapy dogs are NOT service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA. … Psychiatric Service Dog is a dog that has been trained to perform tasks that assist individuals with disabilities to detect the onset of psychiatric episodes and lessen their effects.
A therapy dog shares its love and care with multiple people. Whereas, a service dog trained to help ONE person who has a disability, such as visual impairment, hearing impairment, mental disorder (like post-traumatic stress disorder), seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes.
Therapy animals are trained to provide comfort and affection to people in retirement homes, nursing homes, hospices, schools, hospitals, disaster areas, or other stressful environments. Therapy animals work in animal-assisted activities, education and therapy, typically alongside their owner/handlers who consider them to be their personal pets.