Thanks for all the responses to my question. I'll definitely pass the information along to my friend. The one thing I didn't say in my first message is that my friend did say to the cab driver that she would call the police, but the cab driver just nervously laughed at her and told her she had no grounds for it. So this would be untrue, would it not? Well, fortunately, my friend did get this cab driver to take her. But it's a sad, sad, thing when we have to threaten and bully people to comply with federal laws. Natalie B. ----- Original Message ----- From: solsticesinger To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 6:36 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: Question for any guide dog owners Guide dogs are permitted anywhere that the public is permitted. Of course, the behavior of the dog must be controlled. If the dog is either disruptive or destructive, the handler can be asked to leave. In your friend's situation, she was well within her rights to have her dog accompany her, and the driver could not have legally refused to transport the dog. Shannon solsticesinger25@xxxxxxxxxxx ----- Original Message ----- From: Natalie B. To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 10:09 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: Question for any guide dog owners Hello all, I have a question for anyone who owns a guide dog. I don't own a dog myself, so am not aware of the pereimeters of the law. A little background info first. Where I live we have a service here that allows for the reservation of a van ride to all people with a legitimate disability. With our service, when the van can't make it, or is running behind in schedule, the company sends out a dispatch to a partnered cab service. From there, the cab will be dispatched to pick up the person. Well, a friend of mine who owns a cutey black lab was waiting for her ride. A cab drove up and immediately began to make a fuss. He claimed that he was fearful of dogs, and so on and so on. My friend is usually the most amiable of people, but this day she got very upset by this driver's attitude. He eventually took her to where she needed to go, but continued to make a big deal out of it. I would like to know, for my own personal information, about the extent of the law when concerning where guide dogs can go. For example, with this cab situation, could the driver have legally refused my friend? Is there any situations where guide dogs can't be admitted? Again, I don't own a guide dog, but I would really like to know. Most of my friends that have dogs and have situations like this happen to them choose to shrug it off and forget about it. They claim it's not worth the hassle to pursue the matter. Thanks for anyone who can respond to my question. Natalie B.