Why It Matters
Thank you for making the pledge. Every day, fake service dogs are being used across the country, misrepresenting disabled people and causing discrimination against real service dogs. Pets posing as service dogs sometimes behave badly, and then people who truly need service dogs are forced to deal with added discrimination. Sometimes they even lose access to public places, which is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Service dogs are important to many lives, and they are more than just a vest that can be bought online for just a few bucks. Service dogs receive years of professional training, and can act on specific commands to provide reliable assistance to disabled people, often including veterans who were injured fighting for our country.
If you haven’t already, please take the time to share the pledge form with your friends, and encourage them to sign up. Thank you!