A local B&B recently turned away a service dog and handler, refusing to give them a room for the night. Kudos to another handler, Lynne Emerson, for making the incident an opportunity. Rather than a How Could You Turn Away a Service Dog and His Handler glass-half-empty reaction, here is the glass-half-full response:
How Would You Like a Brochure?
Lynne pulled it together and I got to help (with both sides of my brain: words and art!). Feel free to print this out this two-sided, three-fold piece to educate local businesses, innkeepers, police staff, schools, family, friends. Ignorance is not bliss.
Thank you I educated this all the time in Virginia and the country. My medical Parkinson’s dog has saved my life. “Stroke”, and helps me soooo much and she rocks. I have had this happen to me more times then not. So stressful, rude and sad. I do have the federal law, ADA with me all the time. I have a handout also. I just call the cops and let them deal with the idiots and wait it out. Seems more times then not the law is a rude awaking to these people. More education is needed. Also not to Pet, feed or distract the dog. This is also a big issue. Or your out of control on a lead barking snapping dog want to eat, bite and distract my dog. I get really upset by this and also call the cops. My dog is not a pet. She is my hero! Thanks good stuff please stay in touch.
Excellent! This is really well done! PLEASE post this on the SDP EPW and SDP Facebook page if you haven’t already. All the SDP followers will love it! [ But wait until next week to post there. This weekend is Dog Fest, and this will get lost in the zillions of visitor posts and pictures. 🙂 ]