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No dogs allowed ... or are they?

No dogs allowed ... or are they?

Since La Jolla Light readers are reporting with greater frequency, seeing dogs in public buildings (grocery stores, post offices, banks, department stores), we asked the County of San Diego to outline the rules on the practice.

The Law and Service Dogs

Service dogs that perform tasks to assist a person with disabilities are allowed anywhere their person goes. According to the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) publication on Service Animals, these animal are defined as “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.”