Fake Service Dogs? Yep, it’s a HUGE Problem.

Dogpaddling Through Life

Fake service dogs? Are you kidding me?

Yes, indeedy! Seems that some dog owners are scamming the system by claiming their companion animal is a service dog.

WHAT?

Oh yeah, it’s easy! You just say your dog is a service animal, and businesses cannot then deny your dog entrance into their business.

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But surely dog lovers are responsible people and would never do that, right?

WRONG! It’s such a problem that some business industry groups are looking for answers from government agencies and legislatures.

And who is being hurt by these shenanigans? People who truly benefit from the use of service dogs. Why? Because they are being given a hard time by business owners who are so tired of “fake” service dogs creating problems (barking, damaging merchandise, having accidents in the store that the human doesn’t then…

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