[nagdu] when dogs are working?

Abigail Bolling violingirl30794 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 23:03:46 UTC 2014

hey all!

So I recently started hanging out with a group of students called the rainbow alliance on campus. 
Being a student organization, we have a room in the student union which is considered a “safe space” where we can relax and be ourselves. 
h=The alliance has made it clear to me that if I am on break, then, obviously by decision but my dog should get some down time too. I agree completely. my dog is easy to control off leash and harness. They are completely comfortable with me taking my dog out of harness and all of the people who hang out in the room love dogs. There are at least 3 other people with service dogs who frequent that room, so it is nothing new to have a pup running around greeting people.

Today, we had an advisor come in the room and tell us that our dogs are not considered service animals if they are not in their full working gear.
My question is what should I do about this situation?
Should I fill out an incident report and have this advisor informed about the laws and regulations about service dogs, or is he correct?


Abby and Puppy Jada

Abigail Bolling
Wright State University: Social Work

“Keep a smile on your face and  a song in your heart, and just let the music play.” (Julie Anderson-Diamond)

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