Service Dogs are specially trained to assist a person with a disability. They may accompany their disabled partner in public places as allowed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A Facility Dog is specially trained to provide therapeutic benefits to improve the mental, physical or emotional health of individuals in a care-giving facility. These dogs may be used by schools, rehabilitation programs, psychiatric programs, assisted living facilities, and others.
A companion dog is trained to assist
individuals in their home. They provide unconditional love and affection to their partner who may be elderly, home-bound or have a psychiatric or other illness.