Have you been searching for the perfect dog breed to be your medical alert or emotional support animal? Perhaps you’ve been looking for a dog breed to partner in therapy work at hospitals, nursing homes, or in hospice care.
The traits in support animals that are important for these tasks include having a naturally friendly, cheerful demeanor. A great therapy dog is intuitive and able to read and respond appropriately to the emotional and physical needs of each person that they meet. Other helpful traits are being hypoallergenic, non-shedding, and being small enough to lift and carry.
The Mi-ki dog breed possesses all of these traits. This is the specific reason why I selected Mi-kis for myself. Back in 2013, I was suffering from a medical condition and I was desperate to find a medical alert dog that would detect my health events before they happened.
It’s tough to find a small, hypoallergenic, non-yappy medical alert dog!
I am allergic to most dogs and preferred one that was small but I didn’t want it to bark a lot. I scoured the shelters for an appropriate candidate but was unable to find a young, gentle, small dog that didn’t shed. I realized I would likely need to find a purpose-bred dog to help me.
Fortunately, I was asked to write about every dog breed for my job and eventually came across the Mi-ki. The traits of the breed were a perfect match for my needs. Being versatile and easy going, I knew this was a dog I could take everywhere.
Soon I began interviewing Mi-ki breeders. When I heard that Barbara Briggs of Jubilee Mi-kis had Halle, a diabetic medical alert dog in her lines, I knew I had found the perfect candidate. Barbara agreed to place one of Halle’s precious granddaughters with me – Savannah!
Savannah is a delightful dog who goes with me to work, hair appointments, and travels easily. She actually models for me at BaxterBoo.com which is why you see so many professional photos of her wearing fancy dog dresses here at Royal T Mi-kis and plastered all over BaxterBoo.com and other pet clothing retailers. Since Mi-kis are intuitive, she learned quickly to pose and actually smiles for the camera!
As it turned out, I was able to cure my medical issue with dietary changes and essential oils, so Savannah has not had to function as a medical alert dog. I am still determined to help others find the medical and emotional support they need through this wonderful breed. It is what drives me as a dog breeder.
Seeing the Mi-ki intuitive nature in action
We like to invite visitors to our home to meet our Mi-kis and feel comfortable with us as the foundation for their future pet. A few weeks ago, we had a lovely mother and daughter come over to see if a Mi-ki might be a good fit. The daughter suffers from allergies as well as likely another unnamed condition, but my guess would probably something on the autism spectrum.
Normally, the Mi-ki pack tends to be a bit excited when folks first come over but quickly settle in and make their way over to our guests for pets and general socializing. They’re very friendly. Some are more outgoing than others. Usually, Brighton (the white dog pictured above) is the most forward as the welcoming ambassador of the breed. But this time, I got to witness a new facet of the amazing intuitiveness of the Mi-ki breed.
All of the Mi-kis uncharacteristically hung back, giving this sensitive girl a pleasant and needed space. Very, very slowly, Brighton gently approached the visitor. Brighton took a very sweet and submissive slow approach with her and, the girl, though initially nervous, was delighted. I was in awe of all of the Mi-kis and how respectful, responsive and kind they were with this precious girl. It’s one thing to hear about the breed being ideal for service and therapy work, but another thing to witness it in a whole group of Mi-kis. Amazing!
Royal T Mi-kis is now partnering with an ESA registry service!
To help people in need of an Emotional Support Animal, we are proud to be partnering with ESAnimals.com. If you suffer from anxiety, social phobias, depression, PTSD, or are looking for a healthy way to cope with stress, a Mi-ki is an ideal choice as an emotional support animal.
If your dog is being adopted specifically to help you cope with emotional difficulties and/or stress, ESAnimals gives you an official confidential evaluation, paperwork, pet photo ID card, and a working vest for your pet. Additionally, your Emotional Service Animal will be added to a national registry.
These tools enable you to legally and easily take your ESA pet with you on planes or to allow your pet to live with you in your rental housing without incurring extra fees. Simply choose the ESA Housing plan, the Air Travel ESA package, or the popular all-in-one Companion combo pack that includes official letters for both housing and travel.
How does it work?
Once you select the ESA plan to fit your needs, a licensed mental health counselor from ESAnimals will evaluate you for ESA assistance. Once approved, you’ll quickly receive an ESA kit that includes letters for housing and/or air travel, a photo pet I.D. card, and an ESA working vest for your pet. No longer will you have to worry about being accused of having a “fake service or emotional support dog.” You’ll be able to travel and live with reduced stress with your dog (hopefully a Mi-ki) by your side.
The ESA plans range from $99 to $149, which could provide you with tremendous savings in pet fees with housing or with air travel. It would likely pay for itself in just one flight. I know this for a fact since I routinely fly with a Mi-ki and pay $125 for an in-cabin under-the-seat pet ticket!
Want to save even more? Simply use the Royal T Mi-ki special discount code:
for an additional $10.00 off!
This code can be applied in the “How did you hear about us?” section of your order. Select “Other” and enter RM303 (for Royal-T Mi-kis and our 303 Colorado area code.)
Please note that Royal T Mi-kis does not promote the use of an emotional support animal service simply to circumvent high pet housing and travel fees. An ESA does not have the same legal function or rights as a service animal. However, if your pet helps you cope with stress, emotional, or cognitive difficulties, an Emotional Support Animal is a healthy way to address these concerns.
To give you confidence and security, ESAnimals provides the materials, the registry, and customer support to individuals in need. It’s also 100% guaranteed.
Visit ESAnimals.com to learn more, and don’t forget your discount code: RM303 !