In an attempt to take a walk on our vacation in Florida we were shocked to see these signs.
PETS OR BIKES ALLOWED
A.D.A Equipment with I.D. ONLY
Our number one phone question received at Working Service Dog is "What type of equipment is required for our Service Dog?" Our standard answer is "According to the A.D.A. you are not required to carry any specific equipment and that includes Service Dog ID Badges."
If that is the case then why would there be signs like the one above, why would they ask for Service Dog ID when we check in at the airport, why do they require a Service Dog Vest at hotels? The answer is that not everyone including state and local authorities know the laws which pertain to Service Dogs. So although no equipment is required, some equipment is necessary if you want to get through your day with as little hassle as possible.