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How To Travel With Service Animals Such As Guide Or Signal Dogs

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A few tips that have helped other travelers with service animals:

  • Check with the train, airline or boat well before travel to find out about their requirements concerning service animals.
  • Carry a copy of the papers proving your animal is a service animal in case you are qusetioned.
  • Arrive at the terminal earlier than required by normal t ravelers in case you are given a hassle.
  • Be sure the animal is fed and relieves itself prior to arriving at the departure terminal.

NOTE: At least in the United States, private taxicab companies are prohibited from charging higher fares or fees for transporting individuals with disabilities and their service animals than they charge to other people for the same service.

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