First, remain calm and explain that under the American with Disabilities Act you have a right to your service dog and to bring it into public areas.
Second, if you have a certificate from your service dog registration organization, show the person to prove your dog is legitimate.
Is it illegal to ask for paperwork for a service dog?
Some, but not all, are licensed or certified and have identification papers. If you are not certain that an animal is a service animal, you may ask the person who has the animal if it is a service animal required because of a disability.
Can a landlord deny a service dog in California?
A landlord or other housing provider may deny a request to keep a service dog, psychiatric service dog, or support animal in California as a reasonable accommodation if the specific animal: poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, or. would cause substantial physical damage to the property of others.
Do you need to register a service dog?
Registration and Equipment. In the United States, service dog registration is not required by law. However, registering your dog makes it much easier to ensure that your rights will be respected by businesses, landlords, etc. Registering your service dog online is easy and takes just a few minutes.
Can I register my dog as a service dog?
If you would like to register your dog as a service dog, please visit our sister site:www.servicedogregistration.org. It’s important to note the difference between the two types of dogs. Service Dogs are specially trained to perform a task, while Emotional Support Animals provide therapeutic value.
Do I qualify for a service dog?
Service Dogs. For a person to legally qualify to have a service dog, he/she must have a disability that substantially limits his/her ability to perform at least one major life task without assistance. To qualify as a service dog, the dog must be individually trained to perform that major life task.
What can you legally ask about a service dog?
A. In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two specific questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?