First thing's first: What even is a service animal?

According to the ADA:

...that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.

Lots of folks have service dogs in Idaho, and we think that's a great thing. But why stop at just dogs?

Scroll To Find Out If You Can Have A Cat As A Service Animal In Idaho


Well, can you have a service cat in Idaho? If you ask, this is the answer you're going to be provided:

Idaho does provide laws that protect service animals, but it limits service animals to a dog that has been trained to perform tasks for individuals with physical disabilities. Even though Idaho does not recognize service animals for people with mental disabilities, the federal law does.

Simple enough, right?

You can have a service dog in Idaho, but that's it. At the time of this writing, you most certainly cannot have a cat, turtle, sugar glider or any other house pet you can think of as a service animal.

Although, we'd be 100% okay living in a world where everyone has a sugar glider walking (flying?) them around wherever they go. That's a future we'd like to live in.

Speaking of the near future, we asked A.I. what Idaho might look like in a couple years from now, and all we can say is "buckle up," because stuffs about to get real weird:

This Is What Idaho Could Look Like In 2028 According To A.I.

Who knows what Idaho is going to be like four years from now. Well, according to A.I., it seems to know exactly what Idaho will evolve into in the near future.

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