This menu tab will provide you with videos, information, guidelines and links related to service animals, as well as emotional support animals and assistance animals.
While some images in the videos show service dogs representing training organizations, individuals do not have to use an organization. They may use an independent dog trainer or train their own dog.
Click to view the descriptive videos for people with visual impairments:
Service Animals: The Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws protect individuals with disabilities who utilize service animals to enter public entities and places of employment.
The Governor's Council on Disability has published the following resources that can be downloaded and printed:
- Comprehensive guide about service and assistance animals titled Service Animals Allowed
- Small Window placard for businesses titled Service Dogs Allowed (5.5 x 8.5, 2 per page)
- Large Window placard for businesses titled Service Dogs Allowed (8.5 x 11, 1 per page)
- Service Animal Flyer (1-page fact sheet 8.5 x11)
- Assistance Animals in Housing (1-page fact sheet 8.5 x 11)
Other Service Animal Information:
- ADA Business Brief: Service Animals
- ADA Revised Requirements: Service Animals (.html version) | (pdf version)
- Assistance Dogs International Programs for Missouri
- Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA
- International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP): Assistance Dog Laws and Legal Resources - The International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) includes information on access issues including court cases and a guide to state, national, and international laws related to service dogs.
- National ADA Network Service Animal Resource Hub
- PHARM Dog - Service animals for farmers with disabilities
- United States Department of Justice - Americans with Disabilities Act
- US Dept of Justice: Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business