Service Dogs Welcome ADA Guide Sign with Symbols and Wording
Service Dogs Welcome ADA Guide Sign - 6" x 10"
Service Dogs Welcome Sign with Wheelchair and Service Dog Symbols - 6" x 10"
How would a store or business owner say, "No Pets Allowed" in a positive way, and an ADA compliant way? Just by stating the law with this ADA Compliant Service Dogs are Welcome Sign! The law allows people with working Service Dogs to have access to all public places. Keep "pets" out, but allow working service dogs in. This Service Dogs Welcome ADA Guide Sign communicates "No Pets Allowed" in a way that is both legal, and welcoming.
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Service Dogs Welcome ADA Signs
- ADA compliant non-glare matte finish
- ADA compliant font and tactile (1/32 inch raised) symbol and letters
- ADA compliant size and letter height
- This is an ADA Guide Sign and does not require Braille.
- Mounting ADA Service Dogs Welcome Signs: While we include foam tape on the back side of our signs, we recommend ADA signs always be mounted using either fasteners or a construction grade silicone adhesive, such as Lexel. For signs larger than 6" x 6" the foam tape we provide is intended only as an aid for positioning the sign while using fasteners or adhesive for mounting. For correct positioning and mounting heights, view or download our ADA Sign Mounting Guide
As of March 15, 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA
A service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties.
Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person's disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. This definition does not affect or limit the broader definition of "assistance animal" under the Fair Housing Act or the broader definition of "service animal" under the Air Carrier Access Act. Some State and local laws also define service animal more broadly than the ADA does. Information about such laws can be obtained from the State attorney general's office.
Where Service Animals Are Allowed Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. For example, in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal's presence may compromise a sterile environment.
Service Animals Must Be Under Control Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work or the individual's disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
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