Today’s adventure begins

I am now on a train for NYC. In line was a woman with a service dog in a bag. What exactly can you get a service animal for? As a dog owner, I feel kind of slighted that this woman with no obvious disabilities can bring her pet along for the ride. I’m all for seeing eye dogs, and I’ve thought about becoming a foster home for them after my pets are gone, but I don’t understand service pets. Maybe someone can explain?

Posted from my iPhone

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by enbeecee on November 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Maybe she was transporting the dog to his/her service assignment.

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  2. Posted by JDiver on November 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    That was prolly a therapy dog. It does not have the same rights as a service animal like a seeing eye dog or dog for the deaf.

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  3. Posted by Clark Cox on November 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Could have been a seizure-alert dog.

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  4. Posted by Scott Anguish on November 24, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I've heard of service dogs being used for agoraphobics too.I think in some cases the 'service' moniker is being stretched.Nobody will let me bring my OCD service monkey along to open doors and flip light switches. Where is the ADA for my needs?

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