Lawsuit Says Service Dog Company Sold Untrained Dogs

Usually when we write about fake service animals, it’s about perfectly able-bodied people who slap a service vest on their dog so that they can take it into public places. Although that’s an astonishingly scuzzy and entitled thing to do, we’ve found something even worse: eight families have filed suit against Compassionate Paws Inc., a nonprofit organization that trains service dogs for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. The lawsuit alleges that for $10,000, Compassionate Paws delivered dogs that were barely trained in the basics, such as sitting on command or behaving themselves in public, never mind the complex tasks necessary to act as service dogs.

WCCO, a CBS affiliate in Minnesota, interviewed two families who haven’t yet joined the lawsuit but have identical complaints about the dogs that they received from Compassionate Paws.




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