Service Animals in Public Spaces

Helping businesses understand working service animals
A person who is blind, petting their service dog

What Is a Service Animal?

Much more than just a dog

Question 1:

Before 2011, the ADA allowed any animal as a service animal.
Answer: True

Before 2011, there was no guidance on what animal was considered a service animal. In 2011, Department of Justice Regulations clarified that only dogs were allowed.

Question 2:

Miniature horses can be used as service animals.
Answer: True

Absolutely! Miniature horses can be trained to perform a variety of tasks that assist the handler and are allowed under the ADA.