Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Qualifying as a Service Dog
Some cities (such as San Francisco and New York City) provide service dog or assistance dog licensing registration through Animal Care and Control. The registration provides a simpler way -- a ‘short-hand’ way -- to show businesses that your dog is indeed a service dog (instead of pulling out a sheaf of papers with every new visit). You will likely be required to show a letter from your doctor summarizing the medical service your dog performs for you, up-to-date vaccination and health records, and in some cases, formal training by a certified service dog trainer (although this is rare).
For more information, call your local Animal Care and Control on how to register.
San Francisco Animal Care and Control: General Info: (415) 554-6364