You may not be surprised to learn that dogs are by far the most common service animals, assisting people in many different ways since at least 1927. However, the dog is not the only animal that has been used as a service animal. In fact, there are many other, less usual creatures that have been used to help their human owners. From ferrets and hedgehogs to dolphins and kangaroos, here are 25 Of The Strangest Pets To Be Used As Service Animals.

25 Of The Strangest Pets To Be Used As Service Animals | List25

Miniature horse – They’re like horses…but smaller.
Dolphin – Probably only efficient in water.
Donkey – Don’t stand behind it.
Duck – I wonder if I could train the ducks outside my house to be service animals?
Ferret – Cat snake!
Pig – They’re more adorable than people give them credit for.
Llama – Watch out, they spit.
Parrot – The only animal on this list that could “talk” with you.
Rat – They could even bring you tissues when you sneeze.
Iguana – My science teacher in elementary school had an iguana. His name was Einstein. He wasn’t very therapeutic.
Monkey – A therapy animal AND a best friend? Yes please.
Kangaroo – I wonder if they use their pouch to store tools and toys.
Turkey – I’ll admit, a little surprised by this one.
Bearded Dragon – My friend owns one of these!
Tortoise – Slow, but adorable. You’d never lose it.
Rabbit – Race it against the Service Tortoise.
Goat – More like GSAOAT, amirite?
Wolf – Also people might not mess with you.
Hedgehog – Just don’t feed them chili dogs.
Sheep – As a service animal, they aren’t half baa-d.
Snake – Danger noodle to the rescue!
Hamster – Do they make service vests this small?
Cat – A cat that doesn’t just lay around all day and knock things off shelves? I don’t believe you.
Cow – Do they let you drink the milk?
Chinchilla – Popcorning is pretty freaking cute.

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  1. Absol on December 28, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Maybe the definition of a “service animal” in this video is an animal that helps it’s owner in one way or another (sometimes trained to).

  2. Abigail Johnstone on December 28, 2019 at 11:37 am

    This is completely incorrect. At least in the us only dogs and miniature horses can be service animals. A SERVICE ANIMAL, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AMIMAL, and, THERAPY ANIMAL are completely different things.

  3. shenronrulez on December 28, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Sounds to me like the snake was just trying to eat his owner lol

  4. Braeburn Hilliard's Channel on December 28, 2019 at 11:40 am

    It may be wise for you to do some research on your facts about horses. I have two miniature horses that live with me on one quarter of an acre in the city. Not only that, they are house trained and live inside.

  5. Scout Studio on December 28, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I’m 11 and I have anxiety and depression and my 2 Guinea pigs and my 1 hamster help I’m in a divorced family so I have both of those two animals

  6. Mice Unleashed on December 28, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Where can I get a tiny esa vest like in the thumbnail? I have a feeder mouse as an esa pet

  7. Lily Fluffy Pants on December 28, 2019 at 11:41 am

    A fu***** dolphin?

  8. Laura Donnelly on December 28, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Under the ADA law only dogs and minture horses can be service dogs

    Emotional support animal can be any animal
    service dogs and emotional support animal are different things service dogs or minture horses have public Access and emotional support animal don’t

  9. Ava on December 28, 2019 at 11:48 am

    How many people has to calm down when the video is called “25 unusual SERVICE ANIMALS” and not ESA or Therapy animals?

  10. Lars Lundervold on December 28, 2019 at 11:49 am

    There can only be service animals as dogs or miniature horses in the ada

  11. Nala The Indian Ringneck on December 28, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I have a therapy/emotional support miniature horse, a service dog and parrot. I have autism and minor ptsd

  12. Absol on December 28, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Next service animal: lion (totally not dangerous)

  13. Sarah Jones on December 28, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Llamas are notoriously moody , they can and will charge, and spit although very cute definately should not be used by anyone not an expert in their behaviour.

  14. acutallyarabella on December 28, 2019 at 11:51 am

    aye u gotta service **DUCK**

  15. Homosexual Bean on December 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I don’t own a service animal but I find them interesting and I now want to do training with them for a future job. I just got into service animal research not even a week ago and I already know more than this guy. I already know that you can only have a dog and miniature horse as a service animal and the rest can be emotional support animals. I also already know how a SD is spouse to act and such.

  16. Typical Alien on December 28, 2019 at 11:55 am

    People clearly need this to be said so I’ll say it. THEY DO NOT MEAN ACTUAL SERVICE ANIMALS AS IN PROTECCTED BY THE ADA. These at service animals as in
    Learn to pronounce
    the action of helping or doing work for someone.
    "millions are involved in voluntary service"

    Learn to pronounce
    noun: animal; plural noun: animals
    a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.
    "wild animals adapt badly to a caged life"

    There are service animals as in an animal that is providing help,support,or work to someone who needs it. You don’t need to be over dramatically rude. Don’t bash people because the animals that help them aren’t your traditional cat dog or horse.

  17. Hunter A. on December 28, 2019 at 11:56 am


  18. TheGodEmperorofMankind on December 28, 2019 at 11:58 am

    I’m sorry but unless you have PTSD from war, grow the fuck up, you don’t need an "emotional support animal" and I’m speaking from experience, I have permanent psychosis, anxiety and depression. Stop being a fucking dick.

  19. Maxdatlitmix2505 :3 on December 28, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Actually the only type of animals that can be used as service animals are dogs and miniature horses.

  20. frost bite on December 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    The snek: oh shit my guy you about to have a seizure

    The human just minding his own business

    The snek: well better let him know by wrapping myself around your neck and strangling ya just a littl

    The human: shit is he tryin to kill me

    The snek: more squeezing

    The human: (gasping for air) ok im bout to have a seizure i get it chill out i dont have a choking kink bro

    Lol they could have taught it to tighten up around his arm or somthin but nooooooo lets make the snek wrap around his neck and choke him out a little just so he knows that hes still alive hahah. I bet the guy training the snek had a very evil laugh lol

  21. Anonymous Wreck on December 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    In Ontario Canada we don’t have an ADA and we are allowed to use other service animals besides dogs and miniature horses as long as they are properly trained for tasks and services.

    But I can’t see some of these animals (such as a dolphin) being a service animal… it would be best if you change your video title to something along the lines of "emotional support animals/therapy animals".

  22. Koda OwO on December 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Gosh guys we know what he meant. Dont have to be so cruel and correct him. He isn’t stupid.

  23. Ginger Tails on December 28, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I’m sorry but this is not SERVICE animals they are not trained to assist the owner but the horses are

  24. My Two Cents on December 28, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    You should have to provide papers if an animal is a service animal.

  25. bbsy1 on December 28, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I’m sure the snake had something else in mind.

  26. animal geek101 on December 28, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I’m pretty sure no one has said this but ferrets aren’t quiet. My sister has one so I would know. They get into EVERYTHING they can get their hands on.

  27. J on December 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Llamas are NOT nice. At all. In any way. They suck big time. BTW, I’m a weaver. Really.

  28. RS Effects on December 28, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    I have an emotional support cat and he is lawfully registered. He rides in a stroller or walks beside me. He has helped me through intense bouts of depression. I would have been dead by now if it weren’t for him.

  29. Dora The Explorer on December 28, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Only mini ponies and dogs are the legal animals to be service animals other wise you have an emotional support

  30. Absol on December 28, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    *For Some Reason I Got An Emotional Support Animal Ad Before The Video Started…*

  31. Demi Jaymes on December 28, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    My friend actually has a service pig (actual service animal, not emotional support).

  32. armani vhj on December 28, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Under the ADA the only service animals aloud are Dogs, horses, pigs, and monkeys according to weight and by a case by case basis

  33. Mai Celeste on December 28, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Any animal can be considered a service animal if it is trained under Ada guidelines and is okay with your state.

  34. J on December 28, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Yes, in the US, dogs and miniature horses are the ONLY animals that can legally be a service animal. Everything else is either a support animal or a "companion" animal, which has one other name; a pet.

  35. Autism Service cat on December 28, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    I love how people keep saying ADA when most of these animals are legal in certain Canadian provinces
    Which I use a cat that is task trained to help whit my disability
    Yes cats and other animals can be task trained
    Cats are amazing animals and so are other animals not just dogs
    And all animals are smart I am glad I have a special cat to help me live a normal life and I am glad I am Canadian

  36. electro on December 28, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    *cat dials 911*
    cat: mewwo? meow meow meow moeeoew moooooeeew moewmoewmeow miaou :("

    *hangs up the phone*

  37. Allie’s ASMR & Art on December 28, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Emotional support animals are not service animals they are pets that can fly in the cabin of a plane but that’s it don’t give people the wrong idea

  38. CinnamonsAnimations on December 28, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Did this bitch just say dolphins?

  39. Smug Uwu on December 28, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    the parrot at 18 is actually a grey macaw lol

  40. HUMAN THE TACO on December 28, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Legally only dogs and Miniature horses are allowed to be service animals in the there is a huge difference between a emotional support animal and a service animal and emotional support animal is an animal that needs no training and acts as a thing to help with grief over something(that was an example) a service animal is a animal that is trained to preform tasks for their disabled handler and is required access at any public place (an emotional support animal is only allowed to live in no pet housing and sometimes airlines (some airlines are changing their policies about emotional support animals

  41. rockport School on December 28, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    You can only have a dog or mini horse

  42. Nathan Delhierro on December 28, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    sorry to say but only dogs and miniature horses can be service animals. The tittle says "service" please next time use the correct words in your video.

  43. Amaya Bean on December 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Only a miniature horse and a k-9 according to ada law any animal can be a ESA though please people don’t be ignorant and in informed videos like these make are lives as handlers harder

  44. Madison Anne on December 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I have tons of social Anxiety and am very claustrophobic. About a year ago I got a Winter white dwarf hamster who is blind in one eye. They were going to put him down if no one wanted him. So we took him, over time he stared to rust me more. I’d knock at the glass on his tank and he’d come and paw at the glass. He loves people and almost every time I put my hand in his tank, he’d sit in my hand and just lay there. Every time I try to put him back he doesn’t want to go back in his cage. He’d much rather be laying on my chest, or be in my hand. Over all I’d be so excited when I’d come home and see him pawing at the glass waiting for me. He makes me feel calm and happy and relaxed. I just forget about all the bad things in life when he’s sitting in my hand. About a month after I got him, my therapist recommended an ESP (Emotional support animal) because my Anxiety was getting worse. My mom was recommending me animals like cats, dogs, bunnys. But I already knew what animal I wanted to choose. My therapist signed the papers the next week, and it was final. Dumbledore (my hamster) is my ESA. To this day he waits for me to come home and when he sees me he paws at the glass. He’ll crawl all over me until he finds the right spot to lay down. Whenever I’m sad, he must know. Because he’ll crawl over to my face and stare at me, and it just makes me laugh! People think it’s weird I have a Hamster for an ESA but I don’t! If you love a certain animal enough, they’ll love you right back. As long as your ESA makes you happy, there’s nothing wrong with having that animal for an ESA! No matter how exotic or weird it may seem ❤️

  45. Fuelerism Duo on December 28, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I’m Here From George The Duck…Who Else???

  46. Randy Hooks on December 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    This post is stupid. These are not service animals. These are snowflake comfort animals

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