USSDR Blog Banner

Vermont Service Dog Laws

Vermont Service Dog Laws

No Comments January 2, 2016

Definitions

Under Subchapter 1, Cruelty to Animals:

“Guide dog” means a dog, whose status is reasonably identifiable individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability for purposes of guiding an individual with impaired vision, alerting an individual with impaired hearing to the presence of people or sounds, assisting an individual during a seizure, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving items, providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability, and assisting with navigation.

13 V.S.A. § 355

Accommodation Law

Public accommodations law:

An owner or operator of a place of public accommodation or his or her employee or agent shall not prohibit from entering a place of public accommodation:

  • An individual with a disability accompanied by a service animal
  • An individual who is training an animal to perform as a service animal for an individual with a disability

9 V.S.A. § 4502

Unfair housing practices:

It shall be unlawful for any person to discriminate in the sale or rental of a dwelling because a person relies upon aids such as attendants, specially trained animals, wheelchairs, or similar appliances or devices but the owner shall not be required to modify or alter the building in any way in order to comply with this chapter.

9 V.S.A. § 4503

Civil action:

A person aggrieved by a violation of this chapter may file a charge of discrimination with the human rights commission or may bring an action for injunctive relief and compensatory and punitive damages and any other appropriate relief.

9 V.S.A. § 4506

Criminal penalty:

A person who violates a provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than $1,000.00.

9 V.S.A. § 4507

Harassment of/Interference with Service Dogs

Cause death to or injure guide dog:

No person shall recklesslyinjure or cause the death of a guide dog, or recklessly permit a dog he or she owns or has custody of to injure or cause the death of a guide dog. A person who violates this subsection shall be imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $3,000.00, or both.

Interference with guide dog after notice:

No person who has received notice or has knowledge that his or her behavior, or the behavior of a dog he or she owns or has custody of; is interfering with the use of a guide dog shallrecklessly continue to interfere with the use of a guide dog, or recklessly allow the dog he or she owns or has custody of to continue to interfere with the use of a guide dog, by obstructing, intimidating, or otherwise jeopardizing the safety of the guide dog user or his or her guide dog. A person who violates this subsection shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both.

Interference with guide dog:

No person shall recklesslyinterfere with the use of a guide dog, or recklessly permit a dog he or she owns or has custody of to interfere with a guide dog, by obstructing, intimidating, or otherwise jeopardizing the safety of the guide dog user or his or her guide dog. A person who violates this subsection commits a civil offense and shall be:
(1) for a first offense, fined not more than $100.00.

(2) for a second or subsequent offense, fined not more than $250.00.

13 V.S.A. § 355

Driving Law

Whenever a pedestrian is crossing or attempting to cross a public street or highway, guided by a guide dog, drivers approaching intersection or crossing place must bring vehicles to a full stop before arriving, and before proceeding must take necessary precautions to avoid injuring the pedestrian.

23 V.S.A. § 1057

Preloader
X
SERVICE DOG ID CARD USA Service Animal Registration Your Service Dog ID card will include our convenient QR Code for a quick scan link to our registry lookup. By simply entering your dog\'s registration number your official registered profile will be accessible for quick verification in the event the validity of your service dog is ever questioned. 2054
$29.99
Product Image
5 9060
Have received product - by , March 25, 2011
1/ 1stars
I fixed my account on line and I still get emails saying there are issues and haven’t received my order.
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I was having issues downloading the picture of my pug to register. So I sent an email and they answered right away and helped me with everything. They are FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TOTALLY WORTH IT - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
THIS OS THE 2ND DOG IM HAVE HELPED FAMI;Y AND FRIENS REGISTER. THE WEBSITE FREZES AND MOVES SLOW BUT COST IS LOW AND THEY MAKE IT EASY TO USE I LOVE IT AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND HAVEM RECOMMENDED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE !!!
Very helpful - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I had an outstanding experience with the company. Would recommend to those who need help with their pets.
Easy - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Very easy to register and purchase the card! Giving the option for the extra card at a discount was nice also!
Service Dog - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
It was very Self-explanatory very easy to register.
5 stars for me! - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
ID card arrived as described! Shipped within 5 days. Super pleased with service!
❤️ - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I super live your service...❤️... I also enjoyed my conversation with my therapist and she was also a great help...
Great! - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Great! Very easy registration. Free registration. Easy steps.
Helping me help others. - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Just ordered items today. I haven’t received my purchase items yet. If they are as good as the service thus far, I’d have to say it’s excellent.
Great service - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Quick shipping, great experience!
Quick and easy - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I was so happy to find someone that was trustworthy enough to work with! Their quick response was great and they were very easy to work with. I’d recommend this company to anyone looking to ha e a support animal registered.
I’d card image - by , March 25, 2011
3/ 3stars
The ID card image of my dog came out dark. Also I am now getting dog training advertisements from you guys. If it is not from you they are using your name and looking like you. Or maybe you guys sold my information to them.
id tag - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
very easy to work the website and delivery was very prompt
Excellent experience - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Very fast and user friendly. If you need to register your dog this was a great place, so glad I found it.
Great service - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Very helpful..very friendly...responded quickly
Free Registration But You Pay Through The Nose For Everything Else - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
I needed to cancel my for my first VERY OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive order because I needed to change the mailing address. The shipping page automatically put in party of my Texas mailing address when I needed the order shipped to my temporary New Mexico hotel. I sent a cancellation request which went unheeded. Not sure if I'll ever get my order. Not pleased at all!
Expedient service - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Expedient service
EXCELLENT - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
GREAT JOB WELL DONE
Registering Sophie - by , March 25, 2011
5/ 5stars
Fast, easy experience.. Free to register. Would definitely recommend.