• Service Poodle Outreach http://www.maevetour.blogspot.com/

    In May 2011 Maeve, Psychiatric Service Dog and Mental Health Advocate, and her human, Joanne Shortell, committed themselves to get the word out throughout the U.S. about the rights of people with psychiatric disabilities to emotional support animals in no-pets housing without deposits or fees and to psychiatric service dogs, to fight stigma, and to demonstrate that non-medical interventions can have a significant effect on psychiatric disabilities.. The campaign is called SPOT -- short for Service Poodle Outreach/Outdoors Tour. Joanne and Maeve go to as many places as possible in the Maevemobile to talk to people about these issues -- including talking to staff and customers during many impromptu visits to businesses. In addition, they get outdoors as much as possible to demonstrate the positive effects of nature, exercise, and her service dog's assistance on Joanne's bipolar disorder.