It is easy for anyone who wants to pretend they have a service dog to do so. There are vests and certificates you can find online, even from such a mainstream site such as Amazon. When it comes to emotional support animals, it is equally easy to find a place to get a phony certification.
The University of Mississippi following public outcry has reversed course and is again allowing a service dog in the classroom with her handler, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
For thousands of Americans, a service dog acts as a lifeline to independence, dignity and sometimes even survival.
The province has launched a new campaign for businesses to show their support of service dogs and their owners.
A new Hawaii law will fine people for knowingly misrepresenting a pet as a service animal, after passing without Gov. David Ige's signature.
WASHINGTON – A Yorkshire terrier-type dog defecated on the owner’s sweater before leaping onto a neighbor's lap during one American Airlines flight in November 2017, stinking up the cabin and prompting passengers to turn on their air vents.
Properly trained service dogs are being looked down upon, refused at the door and having their reputations disgraced by impersonators. Refusal and impersonation are fineable offenses and are considered misdemeanors in California.
Former Republican Rep. Bob Livingston of Louisiana appealed to current congressional leaders on Wednesday to support bipartisan legislation that would provide trained service dogs to veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries.