If You Meet a Service Animal...

Below are some tips on how to act when encountering a service animal:

  • Speak to the individual before giving any attention to the service animal.  Remember that the service animal is working.
  • Maintain a respectful distance from the service animal. 
  • It is not appropriate to feed, pet or startle a service animal while it is working. 
  • While the University of Windsor recommends that service animals joining us on campus wear some type of recognizable symbol such as a harness or vest, a service animal is not required by law to wear a symbol.  If an owner chooses to have their service animal wear a symbol, it could take many different forms.