Family Impostor service dogs: Why would a dog owner do this?

Canines dressed up as service dogs are gaining access to restaurants and retail stores, raising concerns about health code violations, damage to merchandise, and complicating access for the truly disabled.

By , Associated Press

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It's an easy law to break, and dog cheats do. By strapping a vest or backpack that says "service animal" to their pet, anyone can go in stores and restaurants where other dogs are banned, creating growing problems for the disabled community and business owners and leading to calls for better identifying the real deal.