Fake Service Dogs and Goober’s TV Debut

Our pack leader Ali Jarvis will be headed to the cozy couches of Twin Cities Live on Tuesday (3/13 from 3-4pm) with Goober, adoptable from The Rescue Crew. This three-year-old hunk will charm you with his piggy snorts and spooning abilities.

Goober is good with kids and other dogs his size, and is house- and crate-trained. (No cats, if you please.) He specializes in car rides, snuggling, and cheering up anyone who happens to be having a ruff day. His favorite thing to do is roll over for belly scratches.

His fosters describe him as mellow and low-key. This cutie pie would thrive in a variety of homes, especially one with kids, and would love a family who’s willing to give him daily exercise and unlimited belly rubs.

Learn more and find out how to adopt Goober here.

Ali will also chat with the Twin Cities Live hosts about new legislation that could make it illegal to pretend your dog is a service dog when out in public. As she’ll explain:

  • Unfortunately, many people have taken advantage of the service-dog system (by buying fake vests online, for example), so MN legislators are considering criminalize taking an untrained service animal into service-dog-only areas.
  • The legislation is supported by Can Do Canines, a local org that trains service dogs and connects them with people with disabilities.
  • Luckily for Minnesota dog owners, tons of local establishments (including indoor spots) welcome leashed, well-behaved dogs whether or not they’re service animals. Stick to the places that welcome your pups — there are plenty!

Tune in live, or watch the segment here after the show!

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