Many of you have met Katherine, our Outreach Intern, and Daisy, her service dog. It’s clear that Katherine and Daisy have a strong connection, but often other questions come up regarding Daisy’s role. We hope to answer some of your questions below, and Katherine is happy to answer any others you may have. She can be reached by email at

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  • What is Daisy’s role?
    • Daisy “works” for Katherine assisting her with symptoms of PTS and traumatic brain injury, which she suffered while deployed as a US Marine
  • How long has Daisy been with Katherine?
    • Since 2009
  • Can I pet Daisy?
    • Yes, just make sure to ask Katherine first
  • How can I tell if Daisy is on or off duty?
    • Daisy is always working when she is with Katherine, but she is officially on duty when wearing her service dog vest
  • Can I give Daisy a piece of my food?
    • Daisy will probably enjoy that, just make sure to ask Katherine first
  • Is Daisy allowed to enter places where pets are otherwise not permitted?
    • Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is required that privately owned businesses that serve the public allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals onto business premises in whatever areas customers are generally allowed.
  • Where can I read more about service dogs and service members?
    • Here and here are articles with more examples and information