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Roxie I also know that poodles aren't "perfect but compared to other breeds they have a lot less to worry about I also don't feed raw so no shedding diseases. I know I'm facing a hard fight no matter where I apply (with the SD+blindniss+health issues) in fact it will be wonder people will will be able to look though the thorns and find the rose but I have to try.  that has always been the plan I'm not putting the cart before the horse BUT in order for me to work anywhere or live independently long term (more than a day or two without help) requires a SD, I do plan on my having dog certified as a therapy animal to have that under our belt but it will not be with TDI. I am working on a strict controlled release with Teddy now so that he learns who to "say hi" to and when to otherwise ignore everybody he is already getting pretty good at it (we work a lot at it at church where the kids love him but I now only reward one or two at a time per day) he is a very sweet man with a very gentle soul and would make a wonderful therapy dog at the bare minimum, but he is worth so much more.

I can only hope that when the time is right there will be somebody with the right frame of mind willing to take a chance on us.   
Shriners in Chicago and St Louis were awesome. The Chicago unit pushed me to use Brownie (family pet) as part of my son's CP rehab, and helped me get my son his first SD. We went to Shriners for about 10 years. His PT wrote me reference letter and helped me get into CSU and be awarded a full scholarship for my MEd.  They worked miracles. Took a very ill little boy, much spasticity and prognosis of not making it and taught me how to teach my boy how to sit, reach, grasp, roll over, combat crawl, get up on hands and knees and rock then crawl. Finally stand, walk and run! Thank god for Shriners and my son's SDs.

You may also want to get your SD dual trained as a Therapy Dog (Certified and trained and insured) If he can separate work vs not working while with you on the job.
It is not just dog hair that sheds. They also shed dander.

Contrary to popular opinion, there are no truly “hypoallergenic breeds” of dogs or cats. Allergic dander in cats and dogs is not affected by length of hair or fur, nor by the amount of shedding.

You won't know if your SD will be approved as a reasonable accommodation on a job until one requests the accommodation.

Like the Beebs, I never say never!

Oh! Don't forget to look for Pediatric social work jobs at university hospitals and clinics also, as they usually begin treatment before Shriners and other places - then monitor and provide/implement local treatment plans.

Also, check the state you want to work in what the state requires as Licensure and/or Certification to practice Social Work. One might have to have an MSW and not a BSW.

No, a SD at work with you would not be petted because the handler won't permit that, and the SD in an office is usually hidden under or behind one's desk. Many Pediatric hospitals and rehab centers have Facility Dogs and Emotional Support Animals in the building. Also, Therapy Dogs are brought in by handlers.

Also, think about the humans in the hospital working, visiting, staying over night with a family member..... they could be loaded with animal dander and hair.

A wait and see what happens - complete your degrees, apply and get hired. Then worry about getting one's SD approved as a workplace accommodation.
I remember shriners when I was a kid.

I don't think a social worker should have as big of a problem as I did. They aren't really in the thick of the medical part of a hospital (at least I don't think so?). I tried Medical Assisting and it was a massive mistake. I wish i could say it was an exception, but I had big problem across multiple clinics and dozens of internship possibilities. So not having an issue was the exception and hostility was the rule.

Hopefully you will luck out, especially with a place like shriners. I mean, they are the ones who should get it.
zombie I'm aware i won't be easy finding a job but I want to work as a social worker with kids dealing chronic and terminal illness I'm pretty sure in most cases(I will have to ask before hand of course) I'm sure the dog will be welcomed distractions yes I'm know the dog will be petted and that is frowned apon which is why I am teaching a controlled release with Teddy but any dog I have must bokay with kids it s a requirement. I know it will face challenges my hope is to work for a shrinners hospital but any children's hospital will do. I just wanted to elemitamat the shedding from the equations because it is a big problem in a hospital
ZombieFodder that totally makes sense. Sometimes things make sense in my head and someone points out more sound logic and I'm like "Oh yeah!"

Happens to me all the time, man.  :wink:

I want to WORK in a hospital so I could foresee he shedding being an issue.

I tried working in healthcare and honestly this industry was the worst I've faced. They were not accommodating at all and let's just say I left the dog at home. Hopefully you will have far more luck than me. I gave up and never intend to try it again it was that bad. If you have contact with patients and interact with the public in waiting rooms and exam rooms a dog may not be terribly welcome. Your job becomes limited in this area, especially with sterile fields and patients who don't like dogs and staff who won't like it. Not saying it won't work out, just be prepared for the possible heartaches.
this is all one of the meany reaosn's I chose a poodle this time around. I want to WORK in a hospital so I could foresee he shedding being an issue. I also spend a lot of Time as a patient in a hospital and all of what zombie said makes perfect since and is my logic even though many times I end up being transported via ambulance and the dog comes with (usually) and then I have my family or friends pick him or her up once there.

The line is drawn where it negatively impacts them.  If it causes a fundamental alteration, a direct threat, or an undue burden, then they can negotiate how you are accommodated.  In public access there is a default assumption that allowing a service dog to areas where the public are admitted is going to be reasonable unless there is actual evidence otherwise.  In housing, employment, and on aircraft, because the intimacy and duration of the contact are more extensive than a typical public access situation, the other interested parties have a little more say in the accommodation, which must be requested rather than assumed. 

Consider the annoyance of a customer spending 15-30 minutes in your store with a service dog that you'd rather wasn't there because of the hair, the odor, or the allergens of a well behaved well groomed dog.  It maybe mildly annoying to the business person and some customers.  But consider being a landlord dealing with tenants who are unhappy about daily contact with a service dog in common areas.  That is much more annoying than a few minutes maybe once a week.  The balance then tips a little more toward the landlord in terms of his power to weed out inappropriate animals and fakers.  Next consider being a fellow student or co-worker with allergies stuck with a dog for 6-8 per day, five days a week.  That's potentially a serious problem or consider what it is like for a person who is allergic to or fearful of dogs being crammed into a plane with one for 8 hours and no way to escape.  I think you can see the balance shift on the pivot of "reasonableness."  On the one side is the need of the person for a service animal to assist them and on the other is the need of others to be able to go about their normal business in comfort, health, and safety.  As that balance shifts, negotiation becomes increasingly necessary.  The one out of a hundred annoyance of having a dog present when you'd rather he wasn't can rise to a 95 out of a hundred annoyance (including health risk) if you are stuck on a plane with one or at a desk next to one for hours on end.  Compromise may become necessary.

If it causes no great hardship to them, then it's really not their business to judge or expect to be the arbiter of what is appropriate mitigation for someone else's disability.  If it causes them hardship (fundamental alteration, undue burden, direct threat), then they are by law given the right to enter into negotiations to weigh their needs against those of the PWD and to have their needs addressed too.  This even applies in public access.  It's just that it's harder to push the balance to that point in public access than it is in other scenarios.
ZombieFodder that totally makes sense. Sometimes things make sense in my head and someone points out more sound logic and I'm like "Oh yeah!"
The ADA states that a hospital cannot deny you the right to your service dog based on feeling adequately able to care for your same needs. I recognize this is not the same, but that was my first thought. It does however pose an interesting question in my mind though: If a hospital cannot deny your service dog because they feel they can provide the same level of treatment and care, can another business or service (such as DMV) deny you your service dog based on feeling that you would be fine without it?

I think it depends on the situation. If I'm visiting primary care for a routine appointment I would not expect the hospital to tell me I can't use the dog and they will have someone push me and help me instead. That doesn't make any sense. However, if I am an inpatient in the hospital during and after something like surgery and I can not take care of or control the dog independently and require any assistance from staff I would leave the dog home and not have an issue with them filling in for the animal. That makes far more sense.

So it really depends on the details and an individuals situation. My rule is that if I am incapacitated in any way and require major help from hospital staff and am unable to take care of the dog independently then I do not take the dog with me. In this situation it is expected that staff cares for me, in a routine and normal appointment it is not expected that they will be rendering major amounts of care.

If a hospital cannot deny your service dog because they feel they can provide the same level of treatment and care, can another business or service (such as DMV) deny you your service dog based on feeling that you would be fine without it?

Not IMO. The DMV is not in the business of caring for me and is not expected to be doing so. Neither is a library or retail store, etc. A hospital can be expected to care for people who are there long term for that reason and can fill in for a dog in those situations. Its all about how reasonable something is. If I'm seriously incapacitated in a hospital for a month and need help from staff on a routine basis it makes little sense to have my dog around. Especially if I can not independently take care of the animal. Their actual job IS to care for me, the DMV is just there to test me for driving. It is very different. Hospitals can vary. I've been in situations where I had the dog and had to wait for family to come and pick it up for me and take it home and staff was very, very nice and wanted to help with the dog. But if I knew I'd be there long term and had the time to make arrangement ahead of time (as in not an accident I was unprepared for) I would leave the dog and rely on staff to fill in.

That is how I see it, anyway.

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