In some states, it’s illegal to falsely misrepresent that your pet or other animal is a service animal (by, for example, putting your dog in a “guide dog” or “service dog” vest).
To have an emotional support animal in rental housing, under the federal Fair Housing Act, you must have a disability.
Is it legal to ask for proof of a service dog?
So, although a “no pets” policy is perfectly legal, it does not allow a business to exclude service animals. A public accommodation or facility is not allowed to ask for documentation or proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal.
What states is it illegal to fake a service dog?
Fake Service Dog/Animal Laws By State
Do service dogs have to be registered?
In the United States, service dog registration is not required by law. However, registering your dog makes it much easier to ensure that your rights will be respected by businesses, landlords, etc. Registering your service dog online is easy and takes just a few minutes.