- If you have a service animal, you are
encouraged to inform the screener that the animal accompanying you is a service animal and
not a pet. This will provide you with an opportunity to move you to the front of the
screening line since the screener may need to spend more time with you.
- It is recommended that persons using a
dog for assistance carry appropriate identification. Identification may include:
cards or documentation, presence of a harness or markings on the harness, or other
credible assurance of the passenger using the dog for their disability.
- Advise the screener how you and your
dog can best achieve screening when going through the metal detector as a team (i.e.,
whether walking together or with the dog walking in front of or behind you while you
continually maintain control of the dog with the leash and/or harness.
- The dog's harness will likely set off
the alarm on the metal detector. In such cases, the screener will perform a hand
inspection of the dog and it's belongings (collar, harness, leash, backpack, vest, etc.)
The belongings will not be removed from your dog at any time.
- The screener should ask permission
before touching your service animal or its belongings.
- At no time during the screening
process will you be required to be separated from your service animal.
- Screeners have been trained not to
communicate, distract, interact, play, feed, or pet service animals.
you need to leave the sterile area to relieve your animal, you must undergo the full
screening process again. Inform the screener upon your return to the security
checkpoint and she/him will move you to the front of the screening line to expedite the