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Autism Service Dogs And Their Mini-Humans Will Win Your Heart

02/19/2016 02:43 EST | Updated 02/19/2016 02:59 EST
Autism Service Dogs Of America, Instagram

Autism service dogs are highly trained animals that offer children living with autism both companionship and safety. They go everywhere with the kids -- school, the mall, doctor's appointments -- helping them build independence and cope with their anxiety and fears.

The bond between these dogs and their mini-humans is strong. Just look at these touching photos posted by parents of children with autism on Instagram to see the difference service animals can make in the lives of the whole family.


Round 2 day 2! #dostertkids #IVIG #autismservicedog

A photo posted by Jennifer Dostert (@jenniferd1017) on


Shopping becomes to much at times. #servicedog #autism #autismservicedog #altatollhaus #respectthevest #gotnk9 #germanshepherd

A photo posted by Wyatt and Service dog Princess (@princessthewonderdog) on









Point and counterpoint. #apleasantdog #servicedogintraining #pumpkintheservicepitty #autismservicedog

A photo posted by A Pleasant Dog (@apleasantdog) on


❤️ #thedude #mani #autismservicedog #greatpyrenees #thamescentreservicedogs #dogsofinstagram

A photo posted by poppylium78 (@poppylium78) on




She knows he needs her #dostertkids #autismservicedog

A photo posted by Jennifer Dostert (@jenniferd1017) on