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Service dogs can be booted if out of the owner’s control

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 20, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question</strong>: While eating at Ala Moana's Makai Food Court, my family and I watched several people walk in with their dogs. These dogs were not outfitted with any type of service dog jacket. While one couple talked and laughed, their small dog licked the top and sides of the table. I wouldn't want to eat on that table after them. We've been noticing more frequently that people bring nonservice dogs into restaurants, grocery stores and malls. I was at Walmart when a dog defecated on the floor. Isn't there a law against people bringing dogs to these places? Little dogs in a purse is one thing, but a 40-pound dog in a store is something else.</p>
<p><strong>Answer</strong>: Yours is a familiar, and growing, complaint.</p>
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Question: While eating at Ala Moana's Makai Food Court, my family and I watched several people walk in with their dogs. These dogs were not outfitted with any type of service dog jacket. While one couple talked and laughed, their small dog licked the top and sides of the table. I wouldn't want to eat on that table after them. We've been noticing more frequently that people bring nonservice dogs into restaurants, grocery stores and malls. I was at Walmart when a dog defecated on the floor. Isn't there a law against people bringing dogs to these places? Little dogs in a purse is one thing, but a 40-pound dog in a store is something else.

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