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PO Box 607, Midlothian, TX. 76065
VoiceMail: (206) 333-6861

For the Disabled - By the Disabled

The Original Service Animal Registry
Serving the Animals that Serve the Disabled 

Since 1995
Don't be confused by imitations.

"Discrimination of a Service Animal is discrimination of the disabled."

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Service Animals

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under the ADA regardless of whether they have been licensed or certified by a state or local government.  

Service animals perform some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform for him or herself. "Seeing eye dogs" are one type of service animal, used by some individuals who are blind. This is the type of service animal with which most people are familiar. However, there are many different kinds of service animals that assist persons with many other kinds of disabilities in their day-to-day activities. A few examples include: 



To promote the use of service animals by the disabled; to increase public awareness of the disabled rights concerning service animals; to encourage and support positive federal, state and local legislation involving service animals; to serve as advocates against restrictive legislation for service animals, service animals in training, service animal trainers, and mandatory certification of service animals; to maintain a national database of service animals, service animal trainees, and therapy animals in use in the USA.


SARA Services:

Registration of Service Animals and Service Animal Trainees.

Registration of Service/Therapy Animal Trainers.

Registration of Therapy Animals.

 SARA Registration


SARA maintains a nationwide database of animals in service to the disabled that are registered through SARA.

SARA maintains a nationwide database of animals in training for service to the disabled that are registered through SARA.

SARA maintains a nationwide database of therapy animals in use that are registered through SARA.

SARA maintains a nationwide database of service animal trainers that are registered through SARA.  

As our web site grows we intend to include photos, articles and information of the varied animals assisting the disabled and their wide range of functions. 

See our Certification page for information on adding your animal to our database.

The federal American Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require mandatory or voluntary certification of service animals. However, many service animal users can attest to the fact that voluntary certification and service animal ID cards from a reputable organization just makes life easier when dealing with service animal accessibility in public places, private housing with no-pet policies, lodging and public transportation.

Since 9/11 a tremendous number of disabled traveling with their service animals have been denied access to transportation unless they could show a service animal ID. We are saddened that this horrific event continues to disrupt life in the USA. However, we are thankful that the SARA ID has been broadly recognized, allowing SARA travelers to gain easy access in their travels.

Although, certification of service animals is not required under federal law, most entities are ignorant of this and try to prevent access without service animal ID. Certification ID of your service animal is a personal choice that is left up to the service animal owner.

We feel it is important to assist you in service animal access, which is why we offer certification ID. We also Know it is important to educate the public that service animal certification is not a requirement for access. Therefore, on your service animal ID an informational statement is present.

The whole point of service animals is to make life easier on us. Lets face it, it gets very tiresome to debate the law, time after time, just to gain access for our service animals. Without Service Animal ID the disabled have been wrongly denied access, ordered to leave establishments, and even had the police called to assist in their removal from public places. We should all defend our rights to have access without mandatory certification. SARA is a tenacious advocate against mandatory certification.

Since I received Trevor's certification and service animal ID, I have not had on establishment attempt to deny us access. I'm enjoying going out more. Thanks SARA!  

Formal registration through SARA provides you with an attractive heavily laminated service animal registration certificate with a photo of your service animal; a photo ID badge; a heavily laminated photo registration ID card for your service animal; and your service animal will be recorded in the SARA registry database. 

SARA Registration $30.00 

Duplicate Certificate $15.00 
Duplicate/Additional ID Card $15.00




The information provided herein is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. You should consult an attorney regarding your rights under the law.

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SARA Certified and SARA Registered Animals:
SARA registers and certifies all species of service (assistance) and therapy animals, including: dogs, cats, primates, monkeys, birds, and horses.