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Guidelines for Service Animals

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Service animal on the job

Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities. Service animals are working animals, not pets.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses and organizations that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals into all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go. This federal law applies to all businesses open to the public.