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Service Animals

What is a Service Animal?

Service animals are defined as dogs (or miniature horses) that are individually trained to do specific work or perform tasks for individuals with disabilities. Examples of such work tasks may include guiding an individual who is blind, alerting individuals who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, or alerting and protecting an individual experiencing a seizure. A service animal is not a pet.

Although a student with a trained service dog is not required to register with SDS, it is recommended that students register in the case assistance is needed navigating campus or if additional accommodations may be of assistance.

For additional information, please click the web links below to the ADA regulations.

  1. Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA
  2. Service Animal & Emotional Support Animal ADA guide