Service Animals

Food establishments only allows the entry of service animals per the ADA and the Graves County Health Department regulations due to:

• Sanitation
• Minimizing infectious disease outbreaks

Our employees may ask you the following questions about your animal

• Is this a service animal?
• What work or task does the animal perform?

Service Animal Facts from the ADA*

• A service animal is defined as a dog or pony that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability (i.e. diabetes, blindness).
• The animal must perform a “task” or “job” specific to the person’s disability.

What is not considered a service animal per the ADA? • Emotional support, therapy, comfort or companion animals are not considered service animals because they have not been trained to perform a “task” or “job.”

Frequently Asked Questions