SERVICE DOG CERTIFICATION
Although not a requirement a Registered Service Dog Certificate will help minimize accessibility issues and discrimination when traveling with your service dog. Service dogs are protected under federal law
SERVICE DOGS ARE PROTECTED UNDER FEDERAL LAW
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service animal must be trained to do work or perform tasks to benefit a disabled person in order to be legally be considered a service dog. Disabilities vary greatly, as do the tasks that the service dog performs. Some qualifying disabilities include, but are not limited to, allergy alert, deafness or partial deafness, epilepsy, mobility assist and general medical alert. It is these specially trained tasks that legally exempts a service dog and the disabled handler from the “No Pets Allowed” policies of stores, housing, malls, restaurants, hotels/resorts, airlines, cruises, taxis buses and other public places. Service Dogs can be any size or breed. Service animals do not have to be professionally trained, they can be trained by their owner or handler.
IDENTIFYING SERVICE DOGS FOR THE PUBLIC
Service animals are most often identified by wearing a Service Dog Vest, service dog harness or identification tag to let the public and establishments know that it is not a pet and that it is in fact a Service Dog. Although the ADA is clear that nothing more than verbal assurance is required to be accompanied by your Service Dog many establishments may request to see a Service Dog Certificate or other forms of identification that indicates that the dog is a working dog.
CUSTOM SERVICE DOG REGISTRATION
We offer a full line of Service Dog products for both training organizations as well as individuals who have self-trained their dogs. We also offer customization for service dog trainers and organizations including patches, Service Dog ID Cards, handler ID cards as well as Service Dog Certificates. Our graphics department can customize any of our products using your existing logo and designs.