ARK’s Emotional Support Animal Program
How do I apply? Contact ARK for an application. ARKsaves@gmail.com
What disabilities can a pet be trained for? PTSD, autism, anxiety, dementia, seizure (epilepsy, brain injury, Parkinson's). Pet owners are capable of training their own animals.
Click on the topics below to learn more:
Register Your Dog as an Emotional Support Animal
US Fact Sheet for Service Animals - The Federal Law
ADA Service Animals
Recovery Village, an organization with locations across the country, is dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery. The closest one to DeLand FL is in Umatilla. Pet adoption and substance abuse are related. Alumni of their programs are often under great amounts of anxiety, depression,and stress. According to the Mental Health Foundation the companionship that a pet offers is a great way to reduce these issues often associated with recovery from substance abuse. Due to the mental health benefits of pet adoption we're trying to spread the word and encourage more people to adopt! We've written a comprehensive resource related to pet adoption on their website: (https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/pet-adoption/).