News and Useful Links
News articles and useful links for anybody considering getting a service dog, or for those who want to know what is going on in the world of service dogs.
Group hopes to work with lawmakers on setting standards for service dog training organizations
“What we’re proposing is that organizations that do train service dogs have to have certain standards they have to set in the training program..."
Washington House Approves Fines For People Who Lie About Non-Trained Service Animals
People with trained service animals helped write a bill in the Washington legislature that would fine owners who fraudulently claim their animals are trained.
Service Dog Certification -- Spotting Fake Certification/Registration/ID
Admin Note: This is an older article, and some of the websites are no longer active, but it is still good information.
Certification does not mean an individual dog is a service dog. Neither does registration or an official looking ID. There are several businesses selling fake certification, registration and IDs over the internet. All a person need do to get these products is pay a fee. Their dog is never tested and their disability is never verified. All the product really means is that the person was willing to pay money to get it.
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
This is the official website for the Americans with Disabilities Act.