So is it truly an emotional support animal or is he just too cheap to pay to ship the dog twice a year? That’s what annoys me, people just abuse the service.MNGophers29 wrote: ↑Sun Sep 22 6:28 amMy wife’s stepdad has a golden doodle and he flies with it as an emotional support animal twice a year when they go to Arizona for the winter and come back. I don’t know how they work that out as the dog is huge, but he doesn’t pay anything extra.Cowgirl wrote: ↑Sat Sep 21 9:20 pmIt is not acceptable and not legal. A lot of stores are cracking down. Too many therapists are granting people paperwork to carry their little foo foo dog everywhere saying it is an “emotional support animal”. You can go online and buy a fake service dog vest which if not on a service dog is completely illegal.
I love dogs too but do not think they should be allowed in places that serve food, or on airplanes. (Unless a service animal). Waaaaay to many health risks - and not fair to us with big dogs who cannot travel that way with them.
I was once flying to the coast, a 4 hr flight, the woman next to me had a fairly large dog. It’s supposed to go on the floor, under the seat. Of course it’s laying down sprawled across and in my leg/feet area. I politely ask her to keep the dog under her seat and she gets very snotty about it. He’s too big to fit. I’m allowed to have him.
I counter with yes you’re allowed to have him but it’s not my problem if he’s too big, that’s yours. Move him into your space and out of mine. I will say the dog was remarkably well behaved. The woman...not so much.
I also have very good friends who are flight attendants. The stories they tell of dogs peeing and pooping on a plane! And the owners who think they should either clean it up or have the supplies?