If you love to or simply need to travel, you may be wondering how to make this possible without leaving behind your companion. We know that Service Dogs have housing and air travel rights, but are Service Dogs allowed in Hotels?
WHAT DEFINES A SERVICE DOG?
Service animals are defined under the ADA 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. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.