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The as “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.” It also specifies that “organizations that serve the public must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.”
In December 2014, weighing in in a federal lawsuit in San Francisco against for it not allowing riders to take service dogs in Uber cars, the US Justice Department said that Uber was required to do so under the ADA.
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We provide dog shelter, stray care, adoptions, and lost and found services. We reunite owners with lost dogs and match adoptable dogs with good homes. Is your home a good match for one of our dogs?Service Dogs of Virginia is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Bama Works Fund of the Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Fund. The grant funds will support the training of a physical...Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.FOX31 Problem Solvers: Serving Those Who Serve is teaming up with Freedom Service Dogs of America to show you what it takes to raise a puppy to eventually be a service dog -- the kind that is invaluable to veterans in need.In addition to the provisions about service dogs, the Department’s revised ADA regulations have a new, separate provision about miniature horses that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. (Miniature horses generally range in height from 24 inches to 34 inches measured to the shoulders and generally weigh between 70 and 100 pounds.) Entities covered by the ADA must modify their policies to permit miniature horses where reasonable. The regulations set out four assessment factors to assist entities in determining whether miniature horses can be accommodated in their facility. The assessment factors are (1) whether the miniature horse is housebroken; (2) whether the miniature horse is under the owner’s control; (3) whether the facility can accommodate the miniature horse’s type, size, and weight; and (4) whether the miniature horse’s presence will not compromise legitimate safety requirements necessary for safe operation of the facility. Founded by Eric and Jessica Decker, Deckers Dogs helps fund the rescue, care and training of a service dog for our military veterans returning home with disabilities. Your donation of $25 makes you a member of this exclusive club! You will receive a Deckers Dogs t-shirt, a letter from Eric and Jessica.