Service Animals in Public Spaces

Helping businesses understand working service animals

This toolkit helps you understand service animals and the valuable assistance they provide people with disabilities. You will find a clear definition of a service animal. You will also find examples of tasks they have been trained to do for people with specific disabilities. 

Here are some tips for getting the most out of this toolkit:

  • Spanish or English? This toolkit is provided in Spanish and English. To switch between languages, use the small link at the upper-right of each page.
  • What to read first? The information doesn’t have to be used in any particular order—you can dive in and start reading in any of topic that you find interesting.
  • Saving and sharing: You can use this information as much or as little as you need. If you find pages that you’ll want to refer to often, you can bookmark them and save them in your Web browser. Also, feel free to copy and paste links to the toolkit’s web pages to share them with your colleagues.
  • If you have questions: After reviewing the toolkit, if you still have questions, please get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of each page on the site. And be sure to check the Resources page, which shares our favorite resources for learning more about service animals.