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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a service animal?

A: Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog or miniture horse that has been trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.

A: Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog or miniture horse that has been trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.

Q: Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals?

A: No. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person. Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they so not qualify as service animals. However, some state or local governments have laws that allow people to take emotional support animals into public places. 

Q: What questions are you allowed to ask someone with a dog in public?

A: There are two allowable questions and they should only be asked if the situation is disruptive to the operation of the business. 1. Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? 2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform? No one is allowed to request documentation for the dog, require that the dog demonstrate its task, or inquire about the nature of the persons disability.

A: There are two allowable questions and they should only be asked if the situation is disruptive to the operation of the business. 1. Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? 2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform? No one is allowed to request documentation for the dog, require that the dog demonstrate its task, or inquire about the nature of the persons disability.

A: There are two allowable questions and they should only be asked if the situation is disruptive to the operation of the business. 1. Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? 2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform? No one is allowed to request documentation for the dog, require that the dog demonstrate its task, or inquire about the nature of the persons disability.

Q: Do service animals have to wear a vest, patch or special harness identifying them as service animals?

A: No. The ADA does not require service animals to wear a vest, ID tag, or specific harness.

Q: Can a service dog be any breed of dog?

A: Yes. The ADA does not restrict the type of dog breeds that can be service animals. Municipalities that prohibit specific breeds of dogs must make an exception for a service animal.