Welcome to Service Dogs America’s web-site.
Service Dogs America was formed in 2007 for the express purpose to provide a way for persons with disabilities (Psychiatric, Psychological or physical) to be accompanied by their dogs.
The term Service Dog encompasses a broad range of assistance animals that have been trained to assist their owners with their disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires public and privately owned establishments serving the public, such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, taxicabs, airplanes, theaters, concert halls, and sports facilities, to allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals onto business premises in whatever areas customers are generally allowed.
SDA recognizes that every person
in America may have some form of disability.
Most persons rely on their dog to assist them in many different ways. Ensure your dog will be allowed to accompany you wherever you need to go by properly identifying him/her as a service dog with an Identification Package provided by Service Dogs America.
Our Service Dog package includes quality equipment, vests with embroidered Service Dog patches, quality documentation, certificates, plastic wallet cards (photo optional), metal collar tags, Department of Justice wallet cards and a 40 page booklet of articles with rules and definitions explaining the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in simple terms.
Our Service Dogs America team provides 24/7 service (808) 291-0429 for the benefit of our clients. We answer questions and have a network of associates to assist with any situation you may encounter.
There is NO legal requirement in the United States for a Service Dog to be trained by a Professional Trainer in order to have "public access" rights. For some reason, Service Dog organizations always like to make it sound as if ONLY dogs professionally trained have public access rights.
A disabled person very much has the right to train his or her own Service Dog, either with the help of a trainer or without the help of a trainer. That dog, once the two requirements are met (owner has a disability and dog is trained to assist the person) has every bit as much public access as dogs trained by a professional trainer. That dog is every bit as much entitled to wearing a Service Dog vest.
There is no such thing as a "certifying" authority for Service Dogs in the United States
Can My Dog Be a Service Dog?
There is no restriction of size, breed or age for a service dog.
What does it take for a Dog to Become a Service Dog?
Many individuals rely on their canines to help them in a variety of ways. To ensure that your canine can accompany you wherever you go, it is imperative to properly identify them as a service dog. Service Dogs America offers identification packages to ensure your pooch goes wherever you go.
At Service Dogs America, we want to help you and your canine on their journey to become identified as a service dog. We offer resources to ensure that your dog becomes the best service dog possible.