LOVE THEIR DOGS. A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO TAKE THEM EVERYWHERE THEY GO — LIKE RESTAURANTS AND STORES — AND THEY )RE DOING IT BY PASSING THEM OFF AS SERVICE DOGS. NEWS 13 )S RYAN MARTIN IS LIVE ON CENTRAL WITH WHAT THE RESTAURANT INSUSDTRY IS SAYING ABOUT THE PROBLEM — RYAN. KIM — ROUTE 66 DINER ACTUALLY HAD A CASE RECENTLY WHERE A SO CALLED SERVICE DOG WAS EATING OFF A TABLE… SOMETHING A SERVICE DOG IS TRAINED (NOT ( TO DO… IT )S A GROWING TREND ACROSS THE COUNTRY… PHONY SERVICE DOGS IN RESTAURANTS AND STORES — AND PEOPLE CONFRONTING THE OWNERS ABOUT IT. A QUICK YOUTUBE SEARCH SHOWS STORY AFTER STORY AFTER STORY POPPING UP ABOUT THE ISSUE. 08:48 maryayn: people are misrepresenting not only their service dogs but also their therapy dogs when in fact most of them are just pets 08:53 MARYAYN SHOEMATE HELPS TRAIN DOGS WITH ACOMA TRAINING CENTER AND K9 COMPANIONS… SHE SAY )S THERE )S NOT MUCH BUSINESS OWNERS CAN DO WHEN SOMEONE BRINGS A DOG IN… 09:55 person just scoops little Fifi in their arms and walks into a restaurant and says this is my service dog. And the staff has no authority but to ask those two questions 10:04 THOSE TWO QUESTIONS ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT — IS THE REQUIRED BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY? AND WHAT TASK IS THE DOG TRAINED TO PERFORM? 02:07 carol: I don )t know that they even understand the jeopardy that they are putting a restaurant in when they do this. 02:10 CAROL WHIGHT WITH THE NEW MEXICO RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION HAS HAD RESTAURANTS OWNERS SPOT THE FAULTY VESTS LIKE THE ONES YOU SEE HERE… VESTS THAT CAN BE ORDERED ON THE INTERNET. 02:22 our environmental regulators are really concerned when dogs are in restaurants 02:28 We understand that service dogs are the exception K-9 COMPANIONS SAYS BUSINESS OWNERS CAN ONLY ASK SOMEONE TO LEAVE WITH THEIR DOG IF THE DOG IS CAUSING A SCENE — LIKE BARKING OR ATTACKING SOMEONE. THAT PUTS RESTAURANT OWNERS IN A TOUGH SPOT — EVEN WHEN THEY SUSPECT IT )S A FAKE SERVICE DOG…. 01:32 the ada doesn )t require anybody to have a license, it doesn )t require anyone to have certification, or the dog doesn )t even have to be wearing a harness 01:42 K9 COMPANIONS SAY )S THEY DID GET A HEARING WITH CONGRESS BUT LITTLE WAS DONE BACK TO YOU EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND THERAPY DOGS DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY A CHANCE OF MORE SEVERE STORMS TODAY.