Chewy as a Service Animal in the SCA

Heraldry: On a dog's paw print purpure a drinking horn inverted Or

I am Aliyah's Service Animal. I accompany her to SCA events because she can get distracted by all the medieval wonders and fascinating people and forget to take care of herself. It is my job to alert her if she is potentially going to experience a medical crisis. I'm usually a dog of few words, but if I'm barking or agitated toward her, please feel free to help me do my job and make sure she is okay.

I love seeing my special friends at events and new friends are great too (more hands mean more pets), but please ask permission before you touch me. Aliyah is very nice about giving me short breaks to be social.

I know I have a cuteness factor that is off the charts, especially when wearing my Dragon garb, but alas - I'm not allowed people food. I try to be a good boy, but if you offer me food - I can't resist. So, please help me stay out of trouble by not offering. (Chewy has food allergies and is on daily allergy medicine with prescription food.)

Service Animals are not pets - they are working dogs. For more on service animals - see the website at
U.S. Department of Justice Disability Rights Section - Service Animals
Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA
or the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) website -
Michigan Department of Civil Rights Service animals
Service Animals in Michigan Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
SCA Service Animal Policy -
from Society Seneschal’s Handbook, p. 39