Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . right to have an assistance animal with the physically impaired person, and a trainer has the right to have an assistance animal or assistance animal trainee with the trainer, in any place of public accommodation or on any mode of transportation. ”
Interference Class C misdemeanor
Housing A landlord may not refuse to rent a dwelling unit, to a disabled person on the basis of the person’s use or possession of an Assistance Dog.
Licenses/Fees exemption for Assistance Animals
Identification A trained Hearing Dog must wear an orange leash.
Misrepresentation not mentioned
Trainers same rights as disabled person
White Cane cautionary statute; no proclamation
Injury to Dog “. . . owner may recover any other costs and expenses, including, but not limited to, costs of temporary replacement assistance services . . . incurred as a result of the theft of or injury to the animal.”
Penalties “. . . fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 60 days, or both.”
Summary Oregon law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or physically impaired person or trainer to all public accommodations and common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog, but if the dog causes damage to the premises, the dog user is liable.
Accessibility 346.620(1971); 346.630(1995); 346.650(1981); 346.660(1993); 346.690(1989); 346.690(1995); 346.685(1989)
Interference 346.991(1993); 346.650(1993)
Housing 346.630(1995); 346.660(1993); 346.690(1995)
Licenses/Fees 609.100(2001); 609.105(2001)
Trainers 346.620(1971); 346.650(1993); 364.685(1989)
White Cane 811.035(2003)
Injury to Dog 346.687(1995)
Oregon Revised Statutes, Title 30, Chapter 346, Section 346.685.
Oregon Revised Statutes, Title 30, Chapter 346, Section 346.687(2).
Oregon Revised Statutes, Title 30, Chapter 346, Section 346.991(1).
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's