Assistance Animal Identification Tags
What is this service?
Animal Services issues Assistance Animal Identification Tags for animals which meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) definition of an assistance animal. To qualify for the issuance of a tag, an animal must be individually trained to perform a specific task or specific work function for a person with a disability.
For dogs that qualify, this tag also serves as their license tag. Animals that do not meet the definition of an assistance animal may still qualify as therapy animals and be entitled to certain accommodations. However, there is no specific tag or identification issued for these animals.
Who can use this service?
Assistance Animal Identification Tags are available to any disabled County resident using a qualified assistance animal to aid in the accommodation or mitigation of their disability.
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge.
When and where is this service offered?
In support of public health measures to mitigate the transmission and spread of COVID-19, applications for Assistance Animal Identification Tags will be accepted by mail only.
Applications for an Assistance Animal Identification Tag can be downloaded on line or obtained at the Animal Services office. Proof of a current rabies vaccination must accompany each application.
(Please note: Downloaded applications must be printed double sided on a single sheet of paper in order to be accepted)
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Animal Services Shelter
885 Oklahoma Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Tel: (805) 781-4400
Lost and Found Animal Recording: (805) 781-4407