By Anon - 08/03/2012 11:53 - United States
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In my state it is illegal to say anything beyond "is that a service dog" so she should have kept her mouth shut because she was being offensive. And how is having a dog walking around on the floor unsanitary when a person's shoe is no cleaner than a dog's foot?? You step in the same places...
My grandpa brings his little dog everywhere he goes and I bring her with me as well. There shouldn't be a problem as long as its either in a dog carrier or you're holding it. It's a bit extreme to get mad, it's just a dog there are much bigger things to worry about in a grocery store. Think about all the rats they probably have and things other people can be carrying? Have you been to any Walmart? It's terrifying.
@124 Actually it pretty much is. If an employee asks about a pet being a service animal they are trying to clarify. If it isn't one then they can ask them to leave. If it is a service animal or emotional support animal then they are not permitted to make any other comments about where to keep the dog or if the dog is controlled or so on. That is considered discrimination against the disabled and a big lawsuit if the person even thinks you are insulting them.
Unless she needed the dog for service (those dogs are extremely well-trained), I fail to see why she would need her dog at the grocery store.
Now you can bring almost any animal anywhere if it is a companion animal and you have a doctor certify that you need the animal with you. Companion animals do not have service animal training, they don't even have to be socialized. I think it cheapens the hard work and training put in by true service animals and their handlers. True service animals deserve recognition.
Thanks to celeb-tards (not going to name any, but they tend to be stupid spoiled ****** with video play sets) it has become "fashionable" to carry your rat dog around in your oversized purse. People who want to be just like idiots named after large cities in France, but who cant afford a toy breed rat dog, just walk around everywhere with any dog they can get. These people tend to be self centered, crazy, and prone to outbursts. NOT ALL DOG OWNERS fall into this category by the way, just a few. But the few are soooooo crazy they stand out very clearly.
I've had a woman try and claim a dog was a companion dog for her autistic son, alright I can somewhat see the validity of that. The fact that her dog had no collar, and therefore no leash to control it, was pretty much a no you can't come in. I also forgot to mention, the son was at home and not at the store. I'm with you completely OP, that bitch Is crazy, fml for you.
In other words, companion animals are for whiny freaks who are too ****** up to make friends with humans and need a certified animal with them as their fake friend so they won't be lonely picking out produce at the market or flipping through CDs at the music store. If you are so mental that you can't go somewhere by yourself, that's your problem, not all of society's. Reach between your legs, find your balls, and go out by yourself or check yourself into a psych ward. Really, what the **** is the matter with everyone? Everyone is a goddamn pussy with special needs.
136, I have a service/companion dog. After what's happened to me, I was terrified to leave my house alone. I've had panic attacks just going to the grocery store if someone would get to close. With my dog, and who has passed the Canine Good Citizen test and is on best behavior, I can leave my house without fear. I refuse to be confined to my house because some people have a fear of dogs or think they're dirty. They can go to hell.