Texas war veteran kicked out of resta...

Texas war veteran kicked out of restaurant over service dog

There are 4 comments on the Washington Times story from Feb 23, 2014, titled Texas war veteran kicked out of restaurant over service dog. In it, Washington Times reports that:

A Marine Corps veteran with was refused service at a Houston-area restaurant last week because of his service dog-in-training, Truman , according to local media reports.

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The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#1 Feb 23, 2014
If this is truly the way things happened, this man should get the attention of an attorney but as noted in the article, the restaurant had no comment, so that does make me suspicious of the right and wrong of the restaurant owner.
Facts remain to be seen.
Sorry to read this happened. It is wrong! The dog does serve a purpose and no one needs to know that reason. Details do seem to be vague about WHY the owner did this. It would help if the dog was identified as a service dog. Then there is NO EXCUSE for the restaurant owner to do anything about the man and his dog!!!!
Viet Nam Vet

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Feb 23, 2014
Unfortunely there are way too many instances of people using the Service Dog label to sneak a dog where it would not otherwise belong. There needs to be some form of National standards for OFFICIAL for the training/documentation/identif ication of service animals. There also needs to be criminal charges for those that falsely claim their pets are Service Animals.

Don't worry whiners, it will never happen, just as nobody will ever care about those that abuse handicapped placards.
perspective

Crown Point, IN

#3 Mar 2, 2014
From the pictures, this looks like a Pit Bull mix. Houston has had at least 2 deaths or serious injuries from Pits almost every year. People are sensitive to this breed. Would you want to be in a restaurant with your child with a potentially dangerous dog there. And just because the dog was good with the owner does not mean it is good with children or other people. Where is the common sense on both sides?
Viet Nam Vet

Chillicothe, OH

#4 Mar 2, 2014
perspective wrote:
From the pictures, this looks like a Pit Bull mix. Houston has had at least 2 deaths or serious injuries from Pits almost every year. People are sensitive to this breed. Would you want to be in a restaurant with your child with a potentially dangerous dog there. And just because the dog was good with the owner does not mean it is good with children or other people. Where is the common sense on both sides?
In defense of Service Dogs, a true and properly trained service dog will never be a problem. They have been through a process that virtually guarantees that they are the best of the best. My problem is the idiots who pick up a mutt from the pound and call it a "Service Animal" knowing nobody will ever check.

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