Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility “. . . full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges on common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars, boats, and all other public conveyances, as well as in hotels, lodging places, places of public resort, accommodation, assemblage or amusement, and all other places to which the general public is invited.”
Housing “. . . any building, structure, or portion thereof that is occupied as, or designed or intended for occupancy as, a residence by one or more families, and any vacant land that is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon of any such building, structure, or portion thereof.”
Licenses/Fees license waiver for guide and service dogs
Identification not mentioned
Misrepresentation unauthorized use of white cane, dog guide, or service animal unlawful
Injury to Dog “A person who negligently or maliciously kills or injures a dog guide or service animal is liable for a penalty of one thousand dollars, to be paid to the user of the animal. The penalty shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any other remedies or penalties, civil or criminal, provided by law.”
Trainers not mentioned
White Cane cautionary statute; no proclamation
Summary Washington law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, mentally or physically disabled person to all public accommodations and common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the
presence of the dog.
Accessibility 49.60.010, 49.60.030, 49.60.040(1997); 70.84.010(1997)
Housing 49.60.040(1997); 49.60.222(1997)
Injury to Dog 49.60.370(1997)
White Cane 70.84.040 to 70.84.060(1997)
Penalties 70.84.070(1997); 49.60.370(1988)
Revised Code of Washington, Title 70, Chapter 70.84, Section RCW 70.84.010.
Revised Code of Washington, Title 49, Chapter 60, Section RCW 49.60.040(13).
Revised Code of Washington, Title 49, Chapter 49, Section RCW 49.60.370(1)
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's