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Wrestler refused ride with "service animal".

uberdriverfornow

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If his twitter is private then how did Uber know to respond to him ? And dogs are either service dogs or emotional dogs. There is no indication that his dog is really a service dog. Sounds like another emotional dog scammer.
 

JimKE

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It doesn't matter what the dog does if you don't ask. The pax said it was a service dog. The driver could have asked what tasks the dog is trained to perform, but apparently didn't. Game over.

If someone claims to have a service dog, and you refuse service without legal grounds, you have violated the law and Uber will deactivate you without appeal.

It doesn't matter what you think of the pax, the dog, the law, or anything else.

Take the damn dog, or Uber will deactivate you. This is not rocket surgery, folks!
 

UBERPROcolorado

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It doesn't matter what the dog does if you don't ask. The pax said it was a service dog. The driver could have asked what tasks the dog is trained to perform, but apparently didn't. Game over.

If someone claims to have a service dog, and you refuse service without legal grounds, you have violated the law and Uber will deactivate you without appeal.

It doesn't matter what you think of the pax, the dog, the law, or anything else.

Take the damn dog, or Uber will deactivate you. This is not rocket surgery, folks!
In Colorado, dogs in Ubers are a daily fact. Dogs are allowed in most stores, restaurant patios, public venues and the list goes on. At least one but often 2 or 3 dogs a shift.

I don't even ask if they are support critters. They are alway welcome and after 2 yrs and 7400 trips....never had a problem.

Love the dogs or get deactivated.
 

FormerTaxiDriver♧

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My last service dog owner had to swap out his golden retriever for a black lab, because he was getting cleaning fees. This guy was 100% blind, and gave me four quarters for vacuum.

I'm okay with black dogs because the seats are black. Black dogs are the best!
 

EphLux

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If a passenger had a huge Boa Constrictor and claimed it was his "emotional support animal", what would you do?
 

UberBeemer

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I have a towel in the trunk. If rider has a dog, I put it on the back seat and ask the rider to make sure the dog stays on the towel, in case a later rider has allergies. So far, 4 dogs, 0 problems. The only real service dog was with a blind man, and it sat on the floor.
 

kcdrvr15

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All real service dogs are trained to sit on floor between riders legs. They will never jump up on the seats.
 

Stevie The magic Unicorn

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One of my long long time regulars has a dog. I thought for several years he was BS-ing me about it being a service animal. (Large dog, a huge doberman)

Until one day he said pull over and he threw money at me, way over tipped, told me to call 911, took 2 steps out of the car and dropped and had a seizure.

Turns out the puppy i thought was just a pet (that never really bothered me) was a seizure alert/response dog. The dog helped him get to the ground and went dragged him away from the edge of the curb by his belt while he was flopping on on the sidewalk, picked up his bag and dragged it out of arms length of him, I was rounding up a sweatshirt under his head from the car and the dog physically got under his head to keep his head from slamming on the ground.

I'm on the phone with the 911 operator and he stops seizing and the dog actively woke him up while he was on the ground. Then the dog found his cell phone in his bag and got it for him.

None of this involved him needing to be ordered to do anything.



Honestly... i take people by their word ever since. You never know.

And dogs are better than kids 99% of the time anyway.
 

ServiceDogHandler

Active Member
My last service dog owner had to swap out his golden retriever for a black lab, because he was getting cleaning fees. This guy was 100% blind, and gave me four quarters for vacuum.

I'm okay with black dogs because the seats are black. Black dogs are the best!
You can’t charge a cleaning fee for a Service Dog. Most handlers will compensate you for it though.

All real service dogs are trained to sit on floor between riders legs. They will never jump up on the seats.
Not all Service Dogs sit on the floor. Some tasks require the dog be in the handler’s lap.
 

Wraiththe

Active Member
One of my long long time regulars has a dog. I thought for several years he was BS-ing me about it being a service animal. (Large dog, a huge doberman)...

None of this involved him needing to be ordered to do anything...

You never know.

And dogs are better than kids 99% of the time anyway.
That is the best story I have heard all day/week/month.... Awesome! You are right, one never knows.
I keep a large towel and a tarp from Harbor Freight under my back deck and I have asked people to sit on them. It seems as though service dogs sit on the floor and emotional support dogs sit on their laps.

People with special dogs can still be charged for any mess left behind... and most understand about blankets. One would not want the next pax with a $1000 suit getting pet dander all over it.

I have to admit... if a dog had mud all over it... I would probably take a picture of it and refuse the ride. Or I would pull out the tarp, and then charge the pax for the tarp and any other damage. My car is like brand new always. If they dont care about ruining it... then...

No problems so far. (knock on wood.)
 

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