If you’ve visited a Publix or Target lately, you might have noticed new signage reminding residents not to bring pets or emotional support animals into the store.
Trained service animals – which are either dogs or miniature horses that are trained to perform a task directly related to a person’s disability – are allowed broad public access.
According to the ADA, only employees (not shoppers) at a business can ask two questions to the service dog handler:
• Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability?
• What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?