The Americans With Disabilities Act guarantees people with disabilities the right to be accompanied by a service animal in all areas open to the general public. Service animal means any assistance dog or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.
Remember that an assistance dog is a working dog, and you do not want to do anything to interrupt the dog from performing its tasks.
When meeting a person with an assistance dog, don’t be afraid of the dog. These are well trained dogs who have been tested to ensure an excellent temperament and has been professionally trained to ensure good manners.
Here are some tips to follow when meeting a working dog and partner: