Service Animal or Pampered Pooch?

Retail Law Strategist, April 2005
Written By: Charles A. Valente

While business owners must permit the disabled to enter their establishments with a service animal, the care and well-being of the service animal remain the responsibility of the owner. To the extent that the service animal causes any damage or disturbance on the premises, the business owner is within its rights to ask the animal’s handler to remove it from the premises.