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Celebrating the Animal  Human Bond

Beautiful Joe Heritage Society

service dogs monument

Service Dogs Monument

All across Ontario, Canada and the world, there are Service Dogs trained to provide guidance, care and comfort to those with disabilities. Service Dogs are trained to help people who have disabilities including visual or hearing impairment, assist people who have frequent seizures, diabetes, and other medical conditions such as mental disabilities including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe depression.

sevice dog monumentService dogs can turn on lights, open doors, call for help, wake their partner and pull wheelchairs, to name a few! They can install a sense of calm with people suffering from mental health challenges, remind their partners to take medication and warn a person who is about to have a seizure.

The Society pays tribute to Service Dogs with a monument entitled "Together We Are Whole. To recognize and honour outstanding interaction between people and animals, as demonstrated by canines, trained to assist people in need."

Service dogs have an important job to do. When you see one on the street, remember they are working and the health and safety of their owner may depend on the dog's ability to remain focused. Always ask for permission before petting any dog, but especially service dogs.


Enjoy reading and participating in my website and if you would like to tell us your animal companion story or volunteer for our Society we’d love to hear from you (you should see my tail wagging just thinking about it), please send us an email or friend us on Facebook,
or if you’re old fashioned like Margaret Marshall Saunders, you can write to us at:
Beautiful Joe Heritage Society
PO Box 3304, Meaford, Ontario, Canada N4L 1A5
Tel: (519) 538-5895 Email:

Beautiful Joe Heritage Society preserves and promotes the historical legacies of both 'Beautiful Joe' and
Margaret Marshall Saunders and celebrates the natural bond between animals and humans.