Are stores required to allow service animals to be placed in a shopping cart? Generally, the dog must stay on the floor, or the person must carry the dog. For example, if a person with diabetes has a glucose alert dog, he may carry the dog in a...read more
Are Gyms, Hotels or Municipalities With Swimming Pools Required to Allow a Service Animal in the Pool with its Handler?
Are gyms, fitness centers, hotels or municipalities that have swimming pools required to allow a service animal in the pool with its handler? No. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) does not override public health rules that prohibit dogs in swimming pools....read more
When Might a Service Dog’s Presence Fundamentally Alter the Nature of a Service or Program Provided to the Public?
When might a service dog’s presence fundamentally alter the nature of a service or program provided to the public? In most settings, the presence of a service animal will not result in a fundamental alteration. However, there are some exceptions. For example, at a...read more
What questions can someone legally ask to determine if a dog is a service animal? In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two specific questions: (1) Is the dog a service animal? (2) What work or task has the dog been...read more
What is a service animal? The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under the ADA...read more
Today Mason and I are celebrating our first full month as a working team. We are still getting to know each other but I have earned his trust and loyalty and there is no shortage of that to go around with this dog. I got my second official alert last night, and it...read more
Today is a very exciting yet sad day for me. I am very excited to begin my Journey with Mason F. Labradoodle back in Fort Lauderdale. Although our training had its ups and downs, I would consider it a huge success. I am sad because I love Joan, Leslie, and the rest of...read more
Today is what I would call a successful failure. We have been trying to find a place with loud, live music so we can introduce Mason to that environment. For those of you who know me well, you know that I love music. I go to music festivals, concerts, and sometimes...read more
Facebook has created a feature that allows you to set up a fundraiser for charitable organizations like Amazing Tails. It's really easy. And it works!! Click HERE for details.read more
Today was a weird day. We have been working so hard that we decided to to take it easy...at least it started that way. I was able to sleep in until 9. We went to the vet to get Mason F.'s exit exam, stopped at Wawa for coffee then headed to Gap, PA to see my friend...read more