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Who is Please Don’t Pet Me?

Please Don’t Pet Me was created by Elizabeth (Liz) Bossoli, a novice service dog handler, who recognized the need for a new, unique approach to providing resources and community support, as they pertain to service dog teams and disabilities, to both the disabled community and the general public. Elizabeth continues to brainstorm unique concepts for Please Don’t Pet Me to pursue and takes one step at a time to realize these goals. However, there are many, many more people who are responsible for where Please Don’t Pet Me is, today.


The Please Don’t Pet Me Community

Please Don’t Pet Me is not just a website, comprised of dry information about service dogs. Rather, we consider Please Don’t Pet Me to be an entire community of people. Most of us are people with disabilities, who are partnered with service dogs. However, there are others, within the Please Don’t Pet Me community, besides service dog teams, like: puppy raisers for programs that provide service dogs to people with disabilities, volunteers for service dog organizations, heads of service dog programs and supportive friends and family members of service dog handlers.


The Please Don’t Pet Me website is the result of hundreds of people sharing photos, stories about their personal experiences and their wisdom. Without these hundreds of people, Please Don’t Pet Me would not be the community effort that it is today.



“This is Bailey and me. She is a PTSD service K-9 and was even allowed to go with me through my last surgery. She has changed my life.” -Tim McDonough


Where Are We?

The Please Don’t Pet Me community ranges throughout the United States and even into other countries. Here is a list of some of the places the Please Don’t Pet Me community has reached:



Alabama

Bessemer
Mulga
Andalusia


Arkansas

Jonesboro


California

Eureka
Humboldt
Los Angeles
Alameda
Fresno
Ontario
Seal Beach
Forest Knolls
Winters
San Jose
Arcata
Waterford
Lake Forest
Orange
Menlo Park


Connecticut

Unionville
Wallingford
North Haven
Kent


Florida

Pace
Naples
Deland
Winter Haven
Miami
Lakeland
Chuluota
Tampa
Hudson
Gainesville





Georgia

Atlanta
Clayton


Idaho

Coeur D Alene


Illinois

Northfield
South Side Chicago


Indiana

Shelburn


Kansas

Wichita
Manhattan


Kentucky

Dry Ridge


Maine

Bar Harbor
Searsport


Maryland

Derwood


Massachusetts

New Bedford
Hanson
Northbridge


Michigan

Clinton Township
Birmingham
Bentheim


Minnesota

Minneapolis x2
New Brighton
St. Cloud


Mississippi

Moss Point

Missouri

St. Louis


Montana

Butte
Trout Creek


New Jersey

Glassboro
Manahawkin


New York

North Bellmore
Ithaca
Utica
Germantown
White Plains
Syracuse
East Quogue


Nevada

Las Vegas


North Carolina

Swansboro
High Point
Benson
Elizabeth City
Winston-Salem
Chapel Hill


Ohio

Lebanon
Conneaut


Oklahoma

Bartlesville


Oregon

St. Helens
Canby
Portland
Mitchell

Pennsylvania

Hershey
Brookville
Nazareth
Lancaster
Philidelphia
York
Hanover
South Central
Hallam
Lititz


South Carolina

Charleston


Tennessee

Brentwood
Memphis
La Vergne


Texas

Beaumont
Houston
The Colony
Austin
Dallas
Wichita Falls
Nolan
Mansfield


Utah

Parowan
Salt Lake City


Virginia

Fairfax


Washington

Lynnwood
Yakima


Melbourne, Australia
Ontario, Canada
Western Canada
PE, South Africa
Czech Republic
Laidley Q.L.D.
Renfreshire, Scotland









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