- May 22, 2010
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Got my first request to bring a service dog. I wrote back asking to see the service dog's documentation. What should I look for to help verify that it's legitimate?
I was always told it was illegal to ask for paperwork on a service dog. Its like asking a person in a wheel chair to prove they need it.
I could be wrong on that. I do know you can't charge a pet deposit. But the dog is to remain with the owner at all times and if it causes issues you can ask them to leave. A true service dog is not a pet. But a working dog that has been trained. You can tell the difference right away..
Looking at the ADA website, I think you're right.Hillbilly said:I was always told it was illegal to ask for paperwork on a service dog.
and, if you have 5 rooms or less, ADA does not apply.Other service dog rules from the ADA:
- You cannot charge a dog fee or cleaning fee for a service dog.
- You must give a guest with a service dog access to any room a regular guest can use. You can't force them to take a "pet room."
- You can require the guest leave with the dog if it misbehaves or is destructive. (Real service dogs will never do this).