Dogs already assist you in more ways than one. From physical to mental to emotional support, your dog is always there to help, relieve and comfort you. By claiming him or her on your taxes, you can receive another benefit: saving money.
According to AARP, pet parents cannot legally claim their pet as a dependent, but there are specific tax deductions for dogs and other pets who perform work or earn income for their owners. One common deductible for guide dogs and other service animals is medical expenses.
Click here to see if you and your pet qualify for these benefits.