Has your team been denied entrance into a public place? Have you been asked to leave a public place, without justification? Challenges such as this are an unfortunate reality for many teams. The FSDS has teamed up with Handi-Dogs Inc., a Tucson based service dog training program in Arizona to investigate this problem more thoroughly. We are reaching out to all service dog teams, regardless of whether you are program or privately trained, regardless of geographic region, to gain reliable and reproducible statistics that will provide clarification on the extend and nature of these challenges. The information gained will be used to drive evidence-based recommendations for public education and policy.
If your team has experienced an access challenge, we ask that you become a part of the solution for all by taking 2 minutes to complete this easy, online form to describe the challenge for us. We ask that you share this information with all service dog teams you are familiar with.