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An animal—most commonly dogs, far less commonly capuchin monkeys and miniature horses—which is trained to care for a person with disabilities, especially those with visual impairment, but also those with ambulatory disabilities who are in wheelchairs

service animal

Any animal (often a dog) specially trained to assist a person who is blind, deaf, or disabled in some way.
Synonym: assistance animal
See also: animal
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Although the revised taxonomy may be adapted for primates, equines, felines, avians, bovines, and other species of animals used for assistance or companionship, much of the following discussion and examples will focus on dogs because they are the most commonly recognized assistance animal [9, 35].
The fourth factor is whether certifications or standards are available to help guide the training or use of the assistance animal.
Assistance animals come in all species and sizes, including cats, monkeys, pigs and birds.
For detailed information about assistance animals, visit nationalMSsociety.
I had heard of miniature ponies in the United States becoming assistance animals and found a woman who was breeding them here, and then I found Mr P.
When most people think of assistance animals for people with disabilities often it's adorable images of golden retrievers and labrador retrievers that come to mind.
Three new relief areas have been added to the existing two, to better assist travelers with disabilities who are accompanied by guide dogs or other assistance animals," said Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Coordinator for Disabled Services Larry Rolon.
Under this agreement Zipcar will make changes to its policies regarding the availability of hand controls for its vehicles, exceptions for assistance animals and for additional drivers.

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