Service Animal Resource Hub

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The topic of service animals is complex. We’ve created this page to help provide some clarity.  It is broken up into nine different sections addressing specific issues related to service animals.

The majority of this information was developed from existing materials, including factsheets and handbooks, published by the ADA National Network on

All of the information provided is specific to either the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other federal laws. Some states may have laws the expand the definition of a service animal and the rights of individuals with disabilities. Michigan State University has developed a comprehensive state-by-state guide about different state laws related to service animals.