PORTLAND, OREGON – The last twelve months have been incredibly difficult for many members of our society, not least of all the emotional support animals tasked with being companions for humans who struggle with severe anxiety.
This struggle seems to have been transmuted from owner to pet as emotional support animals are reporting record-high levels of anxiety themselves. Fortunately, forward-thinking cities like Portland have developed a solution; emotional support animals for emotional support animals.
The results thus far have been promising. We had the opportunity to sit down with emotional support dog Pepper, a pit bull who was recently assigned an emotional support dog of her own.
“Oh I don’t know where I’d be without Spot, he’s my rock,” said Pepper as she finished her daily urination next to the neighbor’s garden gnome, “The stress I was being expected to carry from Jason was just unimaginable. I mean the guy does not know how to cope. Watches way too much news. Let’s the NYT work him up day-in, day-out about stuff that’s just not going to impact his life. Anyway, I digress. But I’m just so glad Spot came along.”
“Pepper has been carrying a lot over this year,” said Spot, who had a K9hD in psychology with a minor in treats, “I’m just glad I can be here as a shoulder to lean on and a butthole to sniff. These are crazy times we’re living in.”
More info can be found at Canines4Canines4Humans.org.