LEGAL RESOURCES PAGE
This is a database of information about laws, regulations and policies that can affect helping dogs. Questions should be directed to an attorney at law: the information on this website is not meant to substitute for legal advice. The author of this website and/or Pets and Helping Dogs does not assume responsibility for use or misuse of website content.
This document summarizes information most likely to be useful to PHD students and graduates. It identifies and defines relevant terms. Note that definitions and terms can vary between different laws, policies and regulations: common ones are identified and defined here. This document also summarizes rights and responsibilities of helping dog teams and those individuals and entities with whom they interact. Readers are recommended to consult reference materials, including those below, and their legal professional.
ADA definition of
ADA Q & A about Service Animals
Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973
ADA definition of
ADA Q & A
Assistance animals and housing
ADA definition of Service Animal (more detail)
ADA Title III summary
Fair housing laws - summary
Service Dog Rights:
The Fair Housing Act
New Mexico Law - 2013
Service Animals in state parks
New Mexico Tech policy on Service Animals
UNM policy on Service Animals & Assistance Animals
Section 504 in public schools - a parent's guide
Antioch University policy on Service Dogs
Onaga, A. Requests for Service Animals: Developing Compliant School Policies, Procedures and Responses. LRP Publications.
Ensminger, John J. (2010). Service and therapy dogs in American Society: Science, law and the evolution of canine caregivers. Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD.
Service and Emotional Support Animals belonging to patrons and employees
Do's and don'ts (Service Dog etiquette and cultural humility)