Service animals have a legal right to go wherever their human goes, including your vehicle. It's against the law to refuse service to a certified service dog.
Here are some tips for when a rider has a service animal:
- Service dogs are working dogs – do not touch them, talk to them, distract them, or pull their attention away from their job.
- Service animals typically sit on the floor of the vehicle. You should confirm this with the passenger. Service animals are expertly trained and will not sit on your seats.
- To help minimize residual dog hair in your car, you can move your front seat forward so hair doesn’t rub on your seat. You can also offer a blanket for the dog to sit on.
- Use a car vacuum or lint remover after the dog has left. If you have allergies, make sure to take your medication or have the right medication on hand.