Anyone can obtain a service dog badge, because of the ADA, you don't need proof of a disability to get one. And since service dogs aren't required by law to wear identifying clothing like a vest, sometimes it's hard to know if a four-legged friend is a pet or a service dog. Don't risk a lawsuit in a dicey situation. Learn more about service dogs and how to identify one so you aren't slapped with a discrimination lawsuit!
Service dogs have been an incredible resource for people dealing with a wide spectrum of disabilities both physical and mental. From being wheelchair bound to suffering from PTSD, service dogs help those covered by the American's with Disabilities Act gain independence and accomplish simple daily tasks.
Learn more about service dogs:
United States Dog Registry: Information on Service Dogs
New Yorker Article: The Confusion About Pets