A message from the owner of servicedogtags.com

by Sussie Due on April 17, 2014

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A video about one of our hottest selling vests

by Sussie Due on April 15, 2014

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If you are a Service Dog owner…this is a must have!

by Sussie Due on April 14, 2014

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God forbid you are in an accident. You want to be sure that your dog is not separated from you. Without this sticker emergency responders may not realize your dog is a service animal.

Our stickers clearly make it apparent your dog is a service dog and should not be separated. You get two durable weather resistant stickers that can be put on car windows or bumpers. Stickers measure 3.75″ x 7.5″ and are printed with attention grabbing colors. These stickers can also be used on doors or windows of your house to alert emergency responders.



10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Service Dogs

by Spot on March 6, 2014

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Disabled Houston veteran booted from restaurant over service dog

by Sussie Due on March 6, 2014

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Published February 27, 2014 FoxNews.com

A disabled U.S. veteran says he was booted from a Thai restaurant in Houston because his service dog was not allowed to join him in the establishment.

Aryeh Ohayon, who served in the Army and Navy for a combined 23 years and suffers PTSD, said his service dog Bandit helps when he has flashbacks or becomes depressed, the KHOU 11 reported. But he claims that the restaurant would not allow him to stay with the dog.

The report points out that Texas passed a law that protects veterans with service dogs from being refused entry into public places. Ohayon says he was told the restaurant is considered a private entity and does not have to abide by the law.

Thai Spice Buffett II, the restaurant, said it is looking into the incident, the station reported. The manager told the station that he believes the entire incident was a misunderstanding.

Ohayon said he was also bothered by a police officer who responded to the call. The officer asked why he needed to have the dog in the first place since he isn’t blind. Police, however, say Ohayon denied any disabilities during the conversation.

“It feels like your service and experience that you’ve done to defend and uphold the Constitution and protect this country have been belittled,” Ohayon said.

NOTE FROM SUSSIE: The Cop was totally out of line. And the Thai place IS open to the public. Therefore the “private” statement does not fly.


Service Dog Tags Customer Service Line.

by Sussie Due on February 28, 2014

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Sorry for lack of response to phone calls. Our customer service rep has a case of laryngitis. She should be OK by Monday.


Service Dog Tags loves Military Veterans!

by Sussie Due on February 20, 2014

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Introducing Service Dog Tags that honor American’s heroes. Our military Veterans.

As the wife of a Veteran I very pleased to announce these new tags!

Use coupon code “freeship” (without the “‘s) and receive free shipping!



New Collars at Service Dog Tags!

by Sussie Due on February 5, 2014

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Paralyzed service dog recuperating in Homer Glen

by Sussie Due on January 15, 2014

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By Taylor W. Anderson, Tribune reporterJanuary 15, 2014

Vietnam veteran Gary Jordan is missing one of his most important troops: she’s a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix named Belle who’s trained to help him deal with his severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

The 69-year-old is coping while Belle — a service dog trained through a Chicago non-profit that since 2010 has paired dogs with vets with post-traumatic stress disorder and other combat-related brain injuries — rehabilitates from a spine injury that paralyzed her on Thanksgiving Day.

“How am I doing without her? Not well,” Jordan said. “Because she’s my service dog, and we’ve been with each other since February.”

Jordan has been driving several times a week from his apartment in Markham to Integrative Pet Care in Homer Glen to see Belle, who is learning to use her back legs again at the clinic after surgery. Typically, the two spend every moment of every day together.

Jordan and Belle are a team put together by War Dogs Making It Home, a charity that rescues dogs from animal shelters and matches them with veterans who need help.

“We save two lives at a time: one dog and one veteran,” said Eva Braverman, the agency’s president.

The dogs are trained to sense when its owner is stressed and comfort them.

Braverman said Jordan called her on Thanksgiving when she was cooking dinner for her family to tell her Belle wasn’t well. One of the dog’s spinal discs was extruding, and she became paralyzed. “I literally put $4,000 on two different credit cards to pay for the surgery,” she said.

Jordan is one of about 25 teams in the War Dogs program, where veterans bring their companions for training twice weekly for the first year and once a week the second. Veterans in the program have served in almost every major foreign combat since Vietnam, Braverman said. She said about half of the owners are Vietnam veterans.

The dogs learn the behavior of their veterans, moving into action when vets show signs of anger or stress. “I have to tell her, ‘Belle, I’m all right,’” Jordan said. “If it doesn’t look like it to her, she’ll just stay there (in my arms). She don’t leave.”

Dr. Amber Ihrke works at Integrative Pet Care in Homer Glen, where Belle has been resting after her surgery. The site, which opened in 2013, is the third in the group, which also has locations in Chicago and Hanover Park.

“In three weeks, she’s gone from essentially paralyzed to walking around the room,” Ihrke said as Belle tried to stand on her hind legs in an IPC room in Homer Glen.

Jordan chokes back tears while getting ready to see Belle again. Doctors say they want Belle to get back to Jordan’s home so the two can help each other, but she still has a ways to go before being able to jump into Jordan’s arms.

“She helps me stay calm where I can actually deal with people better,” Jordan said. “It just helps me be more grounded.”

Integrative Pet Care is hosting an open house Feb. 8 to showcase the new partnership with War Dogs.

twanderson@tribune.com | Twitter: @TaylorWAnderson


NOTE FROM SUSSIE: I know EXACTLY what this guy is going through. My Service Dog “Gunny” went through one neck surgery and three back surgeries in the course of six months. ( He is OK now.) I could not see him every day because his surgery took place 175 miles northwest of me. But I called or got reports daily from them. He was only gone a couple of weeks each time,  but the time apart was excruciating.


Happy Holidays from Service Dog Tags

by Sussie Due on December 23, 2013

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