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I have put my emotional support dogs in the shopping cart at the Walmart in Manor,Tx for many months now and all of sudden I can't because of to many complaints and now there is a sign stating no dog in the shopping cart. I think this unfair , what about the people that leave poopy diapers in cart is anybody complaining about this .

So if people want to complain about being unsanitary and disrespectful to other shopper than complain about something as nasty as that. Does this mean I can no longer bring to shop , and service dogs either.

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Anonymous
#1582026

You can still bring them, but other customers often complain to me about the sanitation issue and Kroger is doing it too now :( It doesn’t seem like there’s a good compromise anywhere. And diapers? That’s disgusting, and I guess they should add garbage to the sign also

Anonymous
#1580515

I can't think of seeing any service dogs that don't have 4 legs and can walk. No reason they need to ride in a cart.

ransom
#1580447

Just for everyones information, here is the definition of service animal copy and pasted directly from the ADA web site: Specifically notice the last sentence which excludes therapy, emotional support and others. Service Animals Often businesses such as stores, restaurants, hotels, or theaters have policies that can exclude people with disabilities.

For example, a "no pets" policy may result in staff excluding people with disabilities who use dogs as service animals. A clear policy permitting service animals can help ensure that staff are aware of their obligation to allow access to customers using service animals. Under the ADA's revised regulations, the definition of "service animal" is limited to a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.

For example, many people who are blind or have low vision use dogs to guide and assist them with orientation. Many individuals who are deaf use dogs to alert them to sounds. People with mobility disabilities often use dogs to pull their wheelchairs or retrieve items. People with epilepsy may use a dog to warn them of an imminent seizure, and individuals with psychiatric disabilities may use a dog to remind them to take medication.

Service members returning from war with new disabilities are increasingly using service animals to assist them with activities of daily living as they reenter civilian life. Under the ADA, "comfort," "therapy," or "emotional support animals" do not meet the definition of a service animal.

Anonymous
#1580054

Sorry to break it to you,but no one wants to use a shopping cart that your animal is riding in.Say what you will about how good your dog is in public,or how clean you keep him,it’s still an animal and there are health and sanitation codes regarding it. No one here,I’m sure,hates dogs as a whole,not even the store manager who told you it wasn’t okay to keep putting your animals in the cart anymore.The fact is, as many here have stated,that your dogs are not service animals.Even if you feel you need to have what is now termed an “Emotional Support” animal,it doesn’t qualify under the same guidelines as seeing eye dog,or those trained to alert their owners of serious medical conditions.

The problem here lies in the entitled attitude that has been allowed to develop ever since Emotional Support animals became a thing.Now you think you should be able to bring your dog with you wherever you go no matter what.You think everyone around you should treat you differently,regardless of whether you are feeding your dog AT the table of a restaurant or bar where others are sitting,or shopping in department stores like Walmart touching merchandise between cuddles and licks from your furry friend.

If you feel you have to have an animal around you at all times to cope with life,that’s your thing,good for YOU.Just don’t expect society at large to be part of your therapy by being ok with inconsiderate and unsanitary behavior. And that comment about the diapers in a cart just sounds like a scenario you made up to prove some point that doesn’t exist outside of you being told, “No.”

Anonymous
to Winter #1581877

Emotional support animal letters are only of use for housing, landlords and airlines. Though the dirty diaper thing has absolutely nothing to do with Emotional support animals, it is not a made up scenario.

I have seen it many times. In parking lots and yes actually in shopping carts.

Anonymous
#1579776

ESA's DO NOT have public access And the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT says no service dogs in a cart.. Learn the laws, and stop breaking them.

An ESA is not task trained leave it home. Q3. Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA? A.

No. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person. Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. However, some State or local governments have laws that allow people to take emotional support animals into public places.

You may check with your State and local government agencies to find out about these laws. Q31. Are stores required to allow service animals to be placed in a shopping cart? A.

Generally, the dog must stay on the floor, or the person must carry the dog. For example, if a person with diabetes has a glucose alert dog, he may carry the dog in a chest pack so it can be close to his face to allow the dog to smell his breath to alert him of a change in glucose levels Man I hate people who break the law https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html

Anonymous
#1578878

If I rubbed my genitals and naked butt all over a cart that you were putting food in, would you want to use that cart?

Anonymous
#1560140

True service dogs don't ride in the cart they walk along side the cart. I find it utterly disgusting when people bring their PETS NOT SERVICE ANIMALS IN the store and let them ride where people put their food,etc. I have seen too many dogs poop and *** in the carts and the owners don't do anything and then it's all over the floor very unsanitary and as I stated before disgusting.

Anonymous
to Susan #1579146

If the dog is not house broke they are not a service dog this according to the ADA I have service do she small and if her paw get ran over by a jerk customer and breaks it I have pay 2 to 3 thousand dollars to have vet fix plus my service dog is no longer to perform her duties thanks a lot jerk

Anonymous
#1556696

Your emotional support animals are NOT true service animals - if you knew anything about the federal law (Americans with Disabilities Act) which you are trying to abuse, you would know that ESA's are legally classified as NON-service "pets", and are therefore not protected by the same public access laws. They do not have to even allow your pet into their store.

If it bothers you that much not to have your precious slobber monster with you when you're shopping, then shop somewhere else that is pet-friendly. Sincerely, Someone who actually knows what the federal laws are and deals with people like you every day

Anonymous
to Do your Research #1560144

Thank you! A like minded individual!!!!

Anonymous
to Do your Research #1563048

Dude! you're an ***

Anonymous
to Do your Research #1579778

No they just understand FEDERAL LAW it's written so simply that a 2 year old can understand. Q3.

Are emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals considered service animals under the ADA? A. No. These terms are used to describe animals that provide comfort just by being with a person.

Because they have not been trained to perform a specific job or task, they do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. However, some State or local governments have laws that allow people to take emotional support animals into public places. You may check with your State and local government agencies to find out about these laws. Q31.

Are stores required to allow service animals to be placed in a shopping cart? A. Generally, the dog must stay on the floor, or the person must carry the dog.

For example, if a person with diabetes has a glucose alert dog, he may carry the dog in a chest pack so it can be close to his face to allow the dog to smell his breath to alert him of a change in glucose levels. Look up ADA.gov its so simple.

Anonymous
#1542146

I have nothing against animals, but for sanitation purposes I don't think animals should be allowed to be in carts, because people put their food that they going to eat in those same those carts. Animals aren't humans they are someones pet and those carts are washed after being used. What you do in private with your pet is your business, but when you involve the public then don't get upset when something is said that you don't like.

Anonymous
to Michelle #1560035

And what about people with kids, that have god knows what on their hands, or not dripping down their faces, or whatever sickness that they can be carrying?? If your children are allowed in carts then so are my dogs.

They are cleaner then most humans out there.

And I always put a blanket under them anyways just bc I mainly don’t want whatever is in that cart on them! Not the other way around.

Anonymous
#1539474

It's about time. Service Dogs don't ride in shopping carts and your ESA is NOT a service dog.

Bout time. I don't see poopy diapers in carts at Walmart.

Anonymous
to eileen #1542148

Good point, I have no problem with a service dog. They are there to serve a purpose and they should not be allowed to ride in carts.

Anonymous
to eileen #1544084

For someone struggling with PTSD and a laundry list of disorders. My dog is there to do just that; bring me emotional support.

Makes me feel safe and knowing my dog is trained with certain skills to assist me.

How dare you say that’s not a service dog. So ignorant.

DramaticMaskedPalmCivet
#1529596

Stop lying and pretending your dogs are service dogs. Service dogs walk beside you. They don't ride in carts.

Anonymous
to DramaticMaskedPalmCivet #1560149

EXACTLY!!! THANK YOU!! Like minded individual!!!

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