Legislative Action Center

AKC GR Introduces New Flyer About Travelling with Emotional Support Animals and Service Dogs
April 9, 2021 by AKC Government Relations

In December 2020, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced final revisions regarding air travel with service dogs. See our previous alert which includes the full file of the final ruling

Since these new finalized rules became effective in January, major U.S. airlines have changed their policies regarding acceptance of emotional support animals in passenger cabins.  

AKC Government Relations is pleased to introduce a new flyer that provides general, easy-to-understand information about these recent policy changes. 

We’re also pleased to share information about Service Dog Pass, a program in development by the not-for-profit American Service Dog Access Coalition, co-founded by AKC, to reduce the burdens faced by disabled individuals when travelling with service dogs and to help address issues associated with poorly trained service dogs. The Service Dog Pass opt-in credentialing system is based on nationally approved standards and aligns with the DOT’s mission of ensuring America’s air transportation system is safe for the travelling public and accessible to individuals with disabilities. 

To learn more about Service Dog issues, visit AKC GR’s Service Dog Key Issues Page

245 0
Please do not close this window. You will need to come back to this window to enter your code.
We just sent an email to ... containing a verification code.

If you do not see the email within the next five minutes, please ensure you entered the correct email address and check your spam/junk mail folder.
Share with Friends
Or copy the link below to share this blog post on your personal website
Please wait...
Leave a Comment
comment(s) awaiting approval
Remaining: 2000
Posting as (email will not be displayed) Edit
Your Information