Laws & Information

Find out about federal laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act, resources and how to get started training a service dog. Find out if your dog is right for service dog training.



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training a service dog


Pawssible does not train service dogs, but we can recommend trainers in the Richmond, VA area who can help with getting started, evaluation, and training of service dogs.

service dog information

Service Dog Laws

Federal and ADA Laws and links to forms and an application for acquiring a service dog.


adopting a dog

Find a great dog to train. A dog from a breeder with professional, immersive training is not in everyone’s budget and may not be in everyone’s timeline.  Pawssible offers resources for people who would rather go the untraditional route.  These local organizations can help with temperament testing of adoptable dogs, and some even offer or can point you in the right direction of a Canine Good Citizen Class.  

Service dog laws

Americans With Disabilities Act

ADA Information Line 1.800.514.0301

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990:

A service dog is an animal individually trained to perform specific tasks for a person with a disability.  Service dogs are working animals, not pets. If you have questions concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act or service animals, please call the U.S. Department of Justice.


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Pawssible is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all proceeds go to creating in-person and virtual programs, educational materials, and travel to speaking engagements. The goal of these efforts is to create a more knowledgable and empowered person with 'six legs' and to create more empathetic, understanding, and law-compliant public environments.

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