Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . any place of public or private housing, accommodation, amusement, or recreation, including but not limited to any inn, hotel, motel, apartment building, trailer park, restaurant, barbershop, billiard parlor, store, public conveyance on land or water, theater, motion picture house, public or private educational institution, or elevator.”
Housing public/private housing
Licenses/Fees not subject to fee for licensing if “. . . the dog is used as a guide or leader dog for a blind person, a hearing dog for a deaf or audibly impaired person, or a service dog for a physically limited person.”
Identification harness (Guide Dog); blaze orange leash and collar, cape (Hearing Dog); blaze orange leash and collar or backpack (Service Dog); ID card required for all service dogs.
Misrepresentation “A person, except a person who is deaf, audibly impaired, or otherwise physically limited shall not use or be in possession of a dog that is wearing a blaze orange leash and collar or harness in any public place.”
Trainers same rights as disabled; must have picture
White Cane cautionary statute; no proclamation
Injury to Dog will not “. . . willfully and maliciously assault, beat, harass, injure, or attempt to assault, beat, harass or injure a dog that he or she knows or has reason to believe is [an Assistance Dog].”
Penalties misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both
Summary Michigan law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or physically limited person or trainer to all public accommodations and common carriers.
Accessibility 750.502c (1998); 752.61(1984)
White Cane 752.52(2002)
Injury to Dog 750.50a(1994)
Use Michigan Compiled Laws search engine; enter Chapter and
Section, i.e., 750.502c.
Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 750, Section 750.502c(1).
Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 287, Section 287.291.
Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 752, Section 752.62 .
Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 750, Section 750.50a(1a).
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's