Fake service dogs, unfortunately, pose a huge issue for our families. Dogs that are untrained, under-socialized, and unprepared for public work cause both direct and indirect problems – everything from unwelcoming businesses who have been victim of fake service dogs and their irresponsible owners to dog aggressive animals attacking legitimate working dogs. Fake service dogs hurt people who already struggle to find proper accommodations to make the able-bodied world accessible to them. Please, please….never take this accommodation for granted and never ever abuse it. Fake service dogs do damage!
For additional information, please read the Dayton Daily News article (published November 6, 2016) by Chris Stewart about fake service dogs and how they negatively impact people who need this accessibility accommodation: http://bit.ly/2eMutxM