The United States Justice Department (“DOJ”) recently issued a new technical assistance document that provides guidance on the revised ADA regulations pertaining to service animals. In the technical assistance document, the DOJ reiterates that only dogs are recognized as service animals under Title II and Title III, clarifies where service animals are allowed, and reminds that service animals must be under control. In addition, the DOJ briefly discusses miniature horses, which must be permitted in some cases where the animal has been trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. The technical assistance document also includes a section on inquires, exclusions, charges, and other specific rules related to service animals. For example, the DOJ reiterates that allegories and fear of dogs are not valid reasons for denying assess or refusing service to people using service animals. 
 
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