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Gato
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Feb 26th, 2018 06:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not sure when I first became aware of a nagging feeling that .... my goodness .... there sure are a lot of "specialty service dogs" all of a sudden.
Maybe it was when I stepped aside at the grocery store to let a plus sized matron sweep past me, carrying a vest-clad Dachshund ....

Suddenly there are service dogs, therapy dogs and emotional support dogs everywhere, each with their own colorful, logo bearing vest, with access to any place the owner goes.

Airlines are complaining about too many people bringing their canine companions on board, with all manner of titles just to avoid paying an extra fee.

Restaurant managers are finding themselves the arbiters of what constitutes a legitimate "service" dog .... and under the ADA it has to be a dog, not a porcupine or parrot.

If I step on an emotional support pile at the theater, does it give off a different odor than a therapy support mound?

Anyone can now go online and pay a fee to get their dog "officially recognized" as a service animal. Of course, the requirements are about as stringent as being able to advertise that your store sells "the coldest beer in town."

I haven't been to Vegas in years, but I wonder if patrons are allowed a cornucopia of service dogs at the blackjack table ... although in that case I can see where an emotional support animal might be in order, as the House rakes in the owners' shekels.

Is this another of those snowballing trends like disabled parking placards for guys afflicted with male pattern baldness?

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Leftee
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Feb 26th, 2018 06:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You can take your "service [fill in the blank]" to the blackjack tables, but it has to smoke and drink like everyone else.

Leftee
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Feb 26th, 2018 06:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Service dog

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MJB
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Feb 26th, 2018 07:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love dogs and I have two that are my masters. It is ridiculously easy here in FL to have your dog be a "service" animal. IMO a little ear swab dog riding in your grocery cart is not performing a "service".

We'll have baby goats and pot belly pigs wizzing in the grocery store aisles soon.

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Feb 26th, 2018 09:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In SoCal folks have been bringing their dogs to regional shopping malls for years. I've never seen them poop or get in a fight but that doesn't mean it never happens. My family doesn't do this, but they must spend a fortune on doggy daycare.

Taildragger
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Feb 26th, 2018 09:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Our daughter's dog is so small and quiet that she can usually get away with stuffing it into her over-the-shoulder purse when she goes into a business.

(This message was last edited by Taildragger at 12:23 PM, Feb 26th, 2018)

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Feb 26th, 2018 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Like anything else, the service/support dog thing will be abused by those who do not need a service animal to the point where those who really need the animal will be affected.

I could easily order a vest, register my German Shepherd and take her everywhere but that is just not right.

I've been on flights with "service" dogs that were anything but. It is not fun when the untrained animal wants to lick, lean, get pets, fidget etc. when you are trying to get some work done or catch a nap.

My dog does go where she is welcome. The patio at the Lazy Dog Saloon for dinner, the big box pet store, friends homes who also have dogs. Something about the fashion statement dog in a purse at the grocery store bothers me. "Look at me, I snuck my dog in here."

larryguitar19
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Feb 26th, 2018 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I actually had to litigate the issue of service animals and the ADA a couple times.

I'm conflicted.

On the one hand my experience tells me most of it is a massive fraud. The animals don't actually do anything and there is no training or evaluation.

On the other hand the people who insist on it do actually have a screw loose. They are bipolar or manic and the animal helps.

Jake from PA
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Feb 26th, 2018 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Time to put this emotional crap to an end or else get stricter guidelines

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Hammond101
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Feb 26th, 2018 12:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow, the tweet dude blames the airline. Priceless idiot. "Never again will I fly SWA"

Larry, the last dog that just would not leave me alone was owned by a gal who admitted her dog had no special training but was for her emotional support. It was obvious she was a bit off but the dog really seemed to serve no purpose other than getting a free plane ride on a visit to relatives.



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Feb 26th, 2018 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seems to me that the expectation of safety in a locked tube hurtling though the sky should trump being able to take an untrained animal with minimal restraint.

And I'm a dog lover.

Let the emotional support needy get animals that have been properly tested and trained.

MJB
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Feb 27th, 2018 06:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do they discriminate against the kind of animal that qualifies as a service animal? Someone could have a big ol snake as an emotional support animal couldn't they?

Leftee
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Feb 27th, 2018 06:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It’s already happened with numerous different animals.

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(This message was last edited by Leftee at 08:25 AM, Feb 27th, 2018)

MJB
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Feb 27th, 2018 07:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't think that duck would get along well with my support alligator.

Leftee
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Feb 27th, 2018 07:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I loved the image of him (his silhouette) looking out the window.

Taildragger
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Feb 27th, 2018 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just don't seat your service snake next to my service mongoose or there'll be trouble...

Taildragger
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Feb 27th, 2018 09:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Doncha hate it when the service donkey behind you keeps kicking the back of your seat?

And I thought little kids on the plane were annoying...

MJB
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Feb 27th, 2018 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The service mosquitos are really annoying.

Taildragger
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Feb 27th, 2018 01:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My service plankton is very well behaved: never barks or jumps up on anybody...

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Feb 27th, 2018 01:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My service lice are always itching to get on the plane.

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