service animal

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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
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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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Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, trained helper animals such as guide dogs or signal dogs must be allowed.