The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued up to date rules on service animals, which grew to become efficient on March 15, 2011. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a “service animal” is any canine that’s individually educated to do work or carry out duties for the profit of a person with a incapacity, together with bodily, sensory, psychiatric, mental or different psychological incapacity.
Only a canine can qualify as a “service animal.” The ADA additionally requires that cheap lodging be made to allow the use of a miniature horse by a person with a incapacity as long as it has been “individually educated to do work or carry out duties for the profit of the person with a incapacity.”
28 C.F.R. § 36.101.