What does ADA stand for?
Americans with Disabilities Act – This is the law that protects trained Service Dogs and their human partners.
What is the difference between a Service Dog and a Therapy Dog or Emotional Support Dog?
Service Dogs and their human partners are protected by the ADA and legally allowed to go wherever their human partner goes unlike Therapy or Emotional Support Dog. Service Dogs are trained specifically for one individual with a diagnosed disability.
Does P.A.W. Service Dogs have a waitlist to receive a Service Dog?
We do not have waitlists to receive a Service Dog because we believe these lists that average over 3 years in most organizations, give false hope to families. Instead, we will post on our social media channels, through our website and through our newsletter when we are accepting applications for a Service Dog.
Are my donations made to P.A.W. Service Dogs tax deductible?
P.A.W. Service Dogs, Inc. is a Florida Non-Profit Organization awaiting it’s 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. “When the IRS approves a timely filed exemption application, exempt status is recognized back to the date the organization was created. If the organization ultimately qualifies for exemption for the period in which the contribution is made, the contribution will be tax-deductible by the donor.” Updated by the IRS: 09-Jan-2023
What questions can an entity/business/etc. ask someone about a dog to determine if it is a Service Dog?
1. Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
They cannot request documentation on the dog, require the dog to demonstrate its task or inquire about the nature of the individual’s disability.