States crack down on fake service animals

States crack down on fake service animals

Skip to comments.

States crack down on fake service animals ^ | 10/31/2017 | Rachel McCrary

Posted on 01/15/2018 4:19:20 AM PST by sodpoodle

You see a dog enter a restaurant with a vest that says “service dog.” How do you, or the restaurant, know if the dog is actually a trained service dog? It’s a problem that has prompted more than a dozen states to crack down on people trying to pass off their pet as a service animal. “They make me angry, they really do,” said Colleen Belanger. Belanger has a service dog and she is upset people are using fake service dogs. She said it is a growing concern as more and more people are taking advantage of the system. Some dog owners buy service costumes online so they can take their untrained dogs into places they don’t belong.

(Excerpt)

TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: servicedogs; sneaky; workingdogs

Witnessed this recently at a physician’s office. The dog owner freely admitted he bought the ‘Service Dog’ harness from Amazon and takes his big old pet wherever he pleases.

Fun guy and nice mutt;) Wish I had thought of it – instead of leaving my puppy at the house while on routine errands. However, it’s not honorable.

1 posted on 01/15/2018 4:19:20 AM PST by sodpoodle

To: sodpoodle

I could solve this.

2 posted on 01/15/2018 4:23:17 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don’t have to do it for you.)

To: sodpoodle

However, it’s not honorable.

From my perspective, he’s just taking the law to its logical conclusion.

I confess that I don’t know the wording of the law, but it should be limited to “hard” disabilities like blindness, not crap like “depression”.

3 posted on 01/15/2018 4:24:11 AM PST by robroys woman (So you’re not confused, I’m male.)

To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“…I could solve this…”

Please keep us posted on your progress.
4 posted on 01/15/2018 4:25:34 AM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)

To: sodpoodle

To: sodpoodle

I see this too often as an apartment manager. The last one destroyed a freshly remodeled apartment.

We will never recover the money.

6 posted on 01/15/2018 4:27:22 AM PST by muggs

To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Although scientists and archaeologists still debate when and where domestic dogs evolved from the gray wolf, most everyone agrees on this: Dogs — our first domesticated animal — formed a close bond with humans about 14,000 to 17,000 years ago.


Just claim it’s natural evolution??????

7 posted on 01/15/2018 4:28:48 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly – carry tweezers)

To: sodpoodle

I have a friend with a MASSIVE Bernese Mountain Dog. He only takes him where massive, sweet dogs are welcome, and he takes him wherever he possibly can. The doggie is a fixture here and is kind of the goodwill ambassador of Occoquan, VA.

8 posted on 01/15/2018 4:29:35 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)

To: sodpoodle

I saw a pit bull in a supermarket.

9 posted on 01/15/2018 4:29:54 AM PST by Andy’smom (Proud member of the basket of deplorables)

To: sodpoodle

Just like all other rules and laws to assist the ‘real’ disabled, this too has been taken over by fraudsters. Think handicap parking with fur.

10 posted on 01/15/2018 4:34:38 AM PST by WeWaWes (When I look in the mirror I see an elephant–a bad ass elephant)

To: Andy’smom

*****I saw a pit bull in a supermarket.*****

Was it nekkid, or wearing a ‘Service Dog’ vest?

11 posted on 01/15/2018 4:34:41 AM PST by sodpoodle (Life is prickly – carry tweezers)

To: muggs

We have become such a pansy society, they consider a service dog one for emotional support. So that little POS in the purse is considered a service animal. Hell, that rat can’t even reach the light switch, let alone fetch slippers and a newspaper. My chocolate lab would fetch anything I asked for, except the cat.

12 posted on 01/15/2018 4:36:59 AM PST by Cyclone59 (Common sense can solve a lot of issues when applied properly)

To: Riley

Bernese Mountain Dogs are so beautiful I can’t imagine anybody would complain.

13 posted on 01/15/2018 4:37:31 AM PST by Artemis Webb (Maxine Waters for House Minority Leader!!)

To: sodpoodle

Wait, but not dead people voting, etc.?

14 posted on 01/15/2018 4:39:07 AM PST by cranked

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson

This post originally appeared on Free Republic


Leave a Reply