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Why you need service dog ID?
Service dogs are often identified by wearing a service dog Tag or ID, letting the public know that it is a service dog; otherwise, their handlers will find themselves having to explain everywhere that they go that their dog is a service dog. Some businesses, such as airlines, prefer to see an identification card or vest that indicates that the dog is a service dog.
The Americans with Disabilities Act has a specific definition of a disability, and it states essentially that a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual.
Type of service dog
Alert Dog (or Response Dog) – Alerts dogs help individuals who suffer from seizures or blood pressure issues by alerting them when they may be having an episode, reminding them to take their medication, or a similar task.
Hearing Dog – Help individuals who are hearing-impaired or deaf by alerting them to the presence of other people, hazards, alarms, and other sounds.
Psychiatric Dogs – Assist individuals who have cognitive or neurological disabilities such as Alzheimer’s, , or other related disorders. Service dogs can perform many different tasks for individuals with a disability that falls under this category, as that disabilities can vary greatly.
Other Service Dogs – Service dogs also perform other tasks for disabled individuals, including providing balance for individuals who have mobility issues, opening doors, fetching items for their handlers, and many other tasks.
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.
Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. For example, in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal’s presence may compromise a sterile environment.
Service Dog ID can Pefectly show you right!
You are NOT allowed to be asked by an owner, manager, or other representative of a business what your disability is that allows you to have a service dog. That information is private and you do not have to disclose it to anyone if you are asked. The only information that may be asked is if it is a service dog, and what tasks the service dog is trained to perform for you. So Service Dog ID is the perfect item to explain the task your service dog performs, but you are not obligated to divulge the nature of your illness or disability.