Carriage of Emotional Support Animals On Board Transportation Equipment: Expert Report Commissioned

The Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATDPR) require carriers to accept transporting, under certain conditions, service dogs and allow them to accompany the person onboard. This applies to dogs that have been individually trained by organizations or persons specializing in service dog training to perform tasks to assist a person with a disability with a need related to their disability.

In recent years, the Agency has received a number of complaints from travelers regarding the transportation of other animals that provide emotional support , which typically do not have the same level of training as service dogs. To further its understanding of the considerations applicable to the transport of animals onboard the various modes of transportation, the Agency commissioned an Expert Report on the Carriage of Emotional Support Animals On Board Transportation Equipment.

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