September is National Service Dog Month

September is National Service Dog Month

Probably not a service dog

Probably not a service dog

Here is another great article from Dr. Ian Kupkee, DVM about service dogs or more specifically, fake service dogs. As always, Dr. Ian tells it like it is. A fake assistance animal does a great injustice to those who really need them. People who need service dogs are already challenged by an environment that is often unaccommodating and at worst, downright hostile to their situation. Service dogs are specifically trained to help their person with their disability. Service dogs should not be harassed while doing their jobs and people should not be harassed for needing them. Keep in mind, passing a pet off as a service dog to receive rights reserved for working animals is not just a little white lie, it’s fraud.

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Read the article here.

Learn  the legal definition of a service animal here.