confession my service dog is a total fraudNew Yorkers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen me walking the streets in Manhattan. Maybe you’ve seen me in the grocery store with my service dog, or running into the coffee shop to pick up a latte with him.
I don’t stay for too long. Most of the time, I get “carded,” so I flash his credentials, which are
kept in my wallet and on his safety vest. Then
on rare occasions, they’ll examine his tags—
So that all indicate that it is a registered dog service.
No questions asked. Why would there be? I have a
big dog and they probably figure, Why would she lie?
For a business, it’s against the law, not to mention
just plain rude, to ask someone why she needs
a service dog.
Here’s the thing. I am lying. My pet is not
a real service dog. I don’t have any disabilities that would cause me to need one (unless you count
having some mental issues from time to time, but who doesn’t?). So Why Do I Do It?
Before we tend to get to the “why,” let’s initial discuss how.” I merely paid $50 on us Service
Dog written record web site to urge a kit that provided Maine with incredibly official-looking credentials. (We’re talking the digital watermark, security foil photograph, color-shifting
printing the full works.) Even though the U.S. Service Dog wrote record appearance and sounds official, it states in fine print at the underside of the site “Not attached with any administrative body.” And anyone will persist the location. you'll be able to register your dog for free and they’ll provide you with a confirmation variety that
any official could easily type into the site to “verify” your dog—that is if they really wanted to make the time and take the hassle to make sure you’re not full of crap. There are other websites like this too.
I know, I know. You want to know why someone like I would go to the trouble of lying about something like having a service dog.
Frankly, I just really like having my dog with me. Is that so bad?
Think of it this way. You’re at a restaurant, and
there’s a screaming child running around disrupting your meal. Then there’s a service dog, calmly chilling on the floor. Would you rather sit by that noisy kid? Or would you rather sit next to the dog quietly chilling on the floor next to his owner?
Let’s assume that I can’t have children and that my
dog is all I have. Would you see my point in why I’d want to bring him along almost everywhere? Who’s it really bothering if I make sure he’s in line and I’m going about it the right way? Who really has to know? Whose business is it, really?
Go Ahead, Think I’m a Horrible Person
Go ahead and despise me. It’s really none of my busy FAKE SERVICE DOGS, REAL PROBLEM ness or concern what you say about me behind my back. I’m admitting that I do this, so I can’t be all that bad.
I’m actually going about this the right way so I won’t mess things up for others. I’m not running around bragging about it and throwing it in people’s faces about how easy it is to do. It is easy. Very easy.
I had a friend who flew with her dog on an international flight to Turkey using the identical documents I had bought on the internet. If you do this, check the animal policies of the country you’re traveling to.
Service dog miniature poodle Department of Transportation rules require U.S. airlines to accommodate passengers with service animals and allow humans and canine alike to sit in the cabin together on flights. However, don’t be an idiot about it. Even though any breed or a variety of dog will lawfully be a service dog, in line with sure laws, few can believe that a teacup
the poodles may be a service dog.
Note several airlines and institutions don’t take
You have gotta have “service animal” credentials to form that happen.
You can get mad concerning my very little lie all you want however why? individuals are merchandising medication, evading taxes,
and I’m merely making an attempt to require my dog to urge a cup of coffee. Is this something to get that worked up about? I don’t think so. Then once more, some individuals have a bit an excessive amount of free time on their hands and like to complain concerning simply about something. Not all faux service dogs are unhealthy dogs; maybe you’ve met mine, and everybody typically loves him.
As for the house owners, we’re simply individuals making an attempt to beat the system and be able to take our hirsute companions with the U.S.
For all you know, they may be the only ones we have.