Passing the sniff test. Dealing with counterfeit service animals.

In December 2013, I wrote a post about a growing problem involving pets being passed-off as legitimate service animals and the negative effect it is having on the business community and the community of people who genuinely and legitimately employ service animals nationwide.

After posting that article, my office receive multiple calls from clients and total strangers asking for advice on how to effectively combat this issue while staying within the boundaries of the law.

As a result of the interest in this topic, I wrote a practical, solutions-based guide, “Passing The Sniff Test:  A sensible plan to deal with counterfeit service animals.

Here’s the best part … it’s free!  Download below and give it a read.  If you have questions this guide does not answer, shoot me an email at We’ll get your question answered and update the guide.

Passing The Sniff Test


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One Response to “Passing the sniff test. Dealing with counterfeit service animals.”

  1. George McKinlay August 19, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Chris, love the article. Agree whole heartily that way too many are making the it harder for service animal users. However, please put it as posting and not a PDF file. PDF is great for printed handouts but it does not make for an adequate browsing experience. Thanks!

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