With the the increase of people getting service dogs and an influx of people faking having service animals, it has become very hard for the public to distinguish between a real service dog and a fake service dog. For this reason and the fact that most people do not know the laws that govern service dogs places of business either do not abide by the law by refusing services to service dog handlers or allowing anyone with an animal to enter. These are very big problems for real service dog handlers so it is extremely important to know the laws.
My name is Kayla, I'm a service dog handler. My service dog is Clyde and he's my "pawtner in crime." I have noticed that a lot of people are skeptical when it comes to handlers like myself because we don't look disabled so in this article, we are going to discuss invisible disabilities and why you shouldn't tell someone that they don't look disabled.
Imagine this, you're walking through the supermarket and as you turn down the next aisle, you spot a dog. You squeal the word "puppy" and walk up to the dog and pet it. That's when you notice the vest with the words "Service Dog" plastered on the side, but you still keep petting. Unfortunately, you just put the dog's handler in danger.