Therapy dogs being specifically trained to provide psychological or physiological therapy, have the right to accompany people with disabilities according to The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Therapy dogs having pleasing personalities and can socialize around, therefore they can perform a variety of jobs and visit several institutions such as hospitals, schools, nursing homes and several other places.
A service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Tasks performed can include, among other things, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving dropped items, alerting a person to a sound, reminding a person to take medication, or pressing an elevator button.
Therapy pets are useful for all sorts of reasons: they provide soothing comfort and unconditional love. They also save lives for individuals with disabilities because animals can often intuit when someone is having a health crisis and help that person get help. As a result, I think that therapy animals should be required for people with disabilities as a safety measure.
Therapy animals can make wonderful companions for people with disabilities. However, taking care of these animals can be a lot of responsibility and work for someone. Therefore, it should not be required that disabled people must have therapy animals; only if they want to. Maybe someone disabled does not want the stress of having to take care of an animal. In short, no, therapy animals should not be required for the disabled.