Since this info is Large I will post more next week . This is good info to have. Read and look forward to next week info. The application is a little chopped up but it gives you what is required
What forms do I have to submit in order to fly with my service dog?
Perhaps the biggest change in how service dogs will be accommodated on flights is the newly created DOT forms. Airlines starting on January 11th, 2021 can require that all service dog owners complete and submit the DOT’s “Service Animal Transportation Form” (the “Transport Form”). This form has to be submitted at least 48 hours before departure (or, if the reservation is made within 48 hours of the flight, be submitted before the flight or at the gate).
In the Transport Form, the service dog or psychiatric service dog handler has to make the following certifications:
- The service dog or PSD has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of the passenger with a disability;
- The service dog has been trained to behave properly in public;
- The handler is aware that the service dog must be under their control at all times;
- The handler is aware that if their service dog misbehaves in a way that indicates it has not been properly trained, then the airline can treat the service dog as a normal pet; and
- The handler is aware that they may be liable for damage caused by their service dog’s actions.
The handler must also certify that their service dog has been vaccinated. The form asks for a veterinarian’s name and contact, but does not require the vet’s signature. The form is self-certifying, meaning that the handler is personally responsible for making all of the attestations and signing the form.
The DOT’s form will be used for all airlines, which eliminates the confusion that occurred in the past when each airline utilized their own special form for assistance animal accommodations. A copy of the DOT Transport Form for reference can be found below. Reduction Act of 1995, an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The estimated burden to complete this form is 15 minutes. The OMB control number for this information collection is 2105-0576. The authority for the collection expires on December 31, 2023.
Warning: It is a Federal crime to make materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements, entries, or representations knowingly and willfully on this form to secure disability accommodations provided under regulations of the United States Department of Transportation (18 U.S.C. § 1001).
U.S. Department of Transportation Service Animal Air Transportation Form
Service Animal Handler’s Name: ____________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Service Animal User’s Name (if different from Handler): ____________________________________ Phone: ______________________ Service Animal Handler’s Email: ______________________________________ Animal’s Name_____________________________ Description of the Animal (including weight): ________________________________________________________________________ Animal Health
� ________________ is vaccinated for rabies. Date of last vaccination: ______ Date vaccination expires in the dog: ____________ [Insert Animal’s Name]
� To my knowledge, _____________________ does not have fleas or ticks or a disease that would endanger people or other animals. [Insert Animal’s Name]
Veterinarian’s Name (signature not required): _______________________________ Phone: ______________________________
Animal Training and Behavior
� _______________________ has been trained to do work or perform tasks to assist me with my disability.
[Insert Animal’s Name]
Name of Animal Trainer or Training Organization: ____________________________________ Phone: _____________________
� _______________________ has been trained to behave in a public setting. [Insert Animal’s Name]
� I understand that a properly trained dog remains under the control of its handler. I understand that a properly trained dog does not act aggressively by biting, barking, jumping, lunging, or injuring people or other animals. It also does not urinate or defecate on the aircraft or in the gate area.
� I understand that if ___________________shows that it has not been properly trained to behave in public, then the airline may treat [Insert Animal’s Name]
_______________ as a pet by charging a pet fee and requiring _______________to be transported in a pet carrier. [Insert Animal’s Name] [Insert Animal’s Name]
� To the best of my knowledge, ___________________ has not behaved aggressively or caused serious injury to another person/dog. [Insert Animal’s Name]
If you cannot check the box above, please explain: ________________________________________________________________
� I understand that ___________________ must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered at all times in the airport and on the aircraft.
[Insert Animal’s Name]
� I understand that if _______________ causes damage, then the airline may charge me for the cost to repair it, as long as the airline [Insert Animal’s Name]
would also charge passengers without disabilities to repair the similar kinds of damage.
� I am signing an official document of the U.S. Department of Transportation. My answers are true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I knowingly make false statements on this document, I can be subject to fines and other penalties.
Signature of the Service Animal Handler: __________________________________ Date: _________________________________