U.S. Department of
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section
Service Dogs/companion dogs have a definite purpose: to enrich the life of the owner, and to help the owner become more self-sufficient.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service animals are working animals, not pets.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses and organizations that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals into all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go. This federal law applies to all businesses open to the public, including restaurants, hotels, taxis and shuttles, grocery and department stores, hospitals and medical offices, theaters, health clubs, parks, and zoos.
- Call for a no fee consultation to see if a service dog is right for you. You may already have a dog that can be trained to provide the services you need.
- Click on the *Parkinson's Article* link below to read about Friday the service dog and his owner Charles Countryman.
Friday & Kathy (Service Dog)
Owner: Charles Countryman