ResourcesLaws & 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.
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 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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