SERVICE AND COMPANION DOG POLICY
Service Dog: Must be individually trained to perform work or tasks directly related
to the handler’s disability. Service dogs are trained to behave flawlessly in public.
The ADA requires that service dogs be given the same access as their handler to
areas the handler would generally have access to (there are a few specific
exceptions). The ADA provides that a handler can be asked to remove his service
dog from the premises when: (1) the dog is out of control and the handler does
not take effective action to control it or (2) the dog is not housebroken.
Companion Dogs (Emotional Support Animals): Not individually trained to
perform any specific kind of task. Instead, companion animals provide
companionship. Companion dogs may or may not be well-behaved. As a result,
companion dogs are virtually indistinguishable from the family pet. Companion
dogs are not legally required to have access in public places, as are service dogs.
Therapy Dogs: Typically go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as
schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. Though there is no legal requirement that
therapy dogs be certified, or specially trained, agencies are free to require such.
Therapy dogs are not legally required to have access in public places, as are service
We welcome Service Dogs to all areas of Kinky Kollege. Companion Dogs (ESA’s)
are allowed in all areas of Kinky Kollege provided that their behavior is not a
distraction or risk to the safety of others. Owners should give special consideration
to how their dog might react in the unusual environment of the dungeon and
whether the dog’s behavior will remain appropriate at all times. Inappropriate
behavior may include approaching strangers, making loud noise, playing with toys,
not being under their handler’s immediate and close control, interrupting the
activities of others, etc. Management reserves the right to ask any handler to
remove their dog from Kinky Kollege’s event space if the dog demonstrates
When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.