Service animals

Under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act regulation at 28 C.F.R. 35.104, "Service animal" is defined as a dog "individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability…" Dogs or miniature horses are the only animals recognized by the law as service animals.

Service animals must be trained to provide work or tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, such as providing alerts to take medication, doing rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items.

For more information and Frequently-Asked Questions, see our FAQ sheet.

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