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I pull up to a pick up. A perfectly healthy 40 yr old male with a tiny dog tries to get in. Thank god had doors locked ( always have doors locked) .
He starts saying you can’t do that as I pulled away. Wft..
 

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I pull up to a pick up. A perfectly healthy 40 yr old male with a tiny dog tries to get in. Thank god had doors locked ( always have doors locked) .
He starts saying you can't do that as I pulled away. Wft..
Prepare for deactivation
 

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If the passenger took a picture of your driver profile you could be deactivated


In politics, it’s campaign finance laws
In Rideshare, it’s service animal


Any little issues related to above issues, gets you terminated
 

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I pull up to a pick up. A perfectly healthy 40 yr old male with a tiny dog tries to get in. Thank god had doors locked ( always have doors locked) .
He starts saying you can't do that as I pulled away. Wft..
So, did you ask the two questions? If not, what makes you so sure it wasn't a Service Animal?
 

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I was deactivated on a false service animal claim.
I threatened to charge the customer with faking a service animal (up to one year prison term) unless I was reactivated.
I was reactivated very quickly after I told them I would go to a prosecutor.

If you are permanently deactivated, file charges, then sue the person who falsely claimed he had a service animal for lost wages.
 

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So, did you ask the two questions? If not, what makes you so sure it wasn't a Service Animal?
I pull up to a pick up. A perfectly healthy 40 yr old male with a tiny dog tries to get in. Thank god had doors locked ( always have doors locked) .
He starts saying you can't do that as I pulled away. Wft..
For those that do not know, the two questions are: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

As someone that coaches on a baseball team for children with disabilities, I can tell you that disabilities are not always obvious. That "perfectly healthy 40 yr old male with a tiny dog" may have epilepsy and the dog could have been a trained seizure alert service dog. If you would have asked the two questions, you would know. Also, if the dog started to alert, you would know the reason why and could take appropriate measures.

I have yet to run into a service animal situation but to be honest, I may or may not ask the questions. I certainly do not want to start off the ride in a confrontational manner but that's just me.
 

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For those that do not know, the two questions are: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

As someone that coaches on a baseball team for children with disabilities, I can tell you that disabilities are not always obvious. That "perfectly healthy 40 yr old male with a tiny dog" may have epilepsy and the dog could have been a trained seizure alert service dog. If you would have asked the two questions, you would know. Also, if the dog started to alert, you would know the reason why and could take appropriate measures.

I have yet to run into a service animal situation but to be honest, I may or may not ask the questions. I certainly do not want to start off the ride in a confrontational manner but that's just me.
I find it's all in HOW you ask the questions. Friendly tone, or challenging.

If done in a friendly manner, most legit handlers will appreciate that you're checking, as it proves an actual awareness and knowledge of the situation.

It's the scammers that freak out. Another way you know they're lying.
 

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I have an out-law that got a certification (fake) for a fu!king yorkie just to be able to take it on a plane. They need to crack down on this crap. Real service animals need respect.
 

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I find it's all in HOW you ask the questions. Friendly tone, or challenging.

If done in a friendly manner, most legit handlers will appreciate that you're checking, as it proves an actual awareness and knowledge of the situation.

It's the scammers that freak out. Another way you know they're lying.
Agreed, and if I were to ask it would be friendly. It's like saying "Hi Joe" with a smile rather than Are you Joe? or What's your name? I simply would assume it was a service animal in most cases.

I remember one time at Rutgers and I see these college aged kids fighting with light sabers. There was a mound of snow in front of them and it was a busy street so I parked a few car lengths away in a parking spot. To my embarrassment, they were both blind and were trying to get my attention by waiving their canes in the air (they had a light feature). Once I realized they were canes, I walked over and escorted them through the snow and ice. They were both really nice and understanding.
 

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For those that do not know, the two questions are: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform?

As someone that coaches on a baseball team for children with disabilities, I can tell you that disabilities are not always obvious. That "perfectly healthy 40 yr old male with a tiny dog" may have epilepsy and the dog could have been a trained seizure alert service dog. If you would have asked the two questions, you would know. Also, if the dog started to alert, you would know the reason why and could take appropriate measures.

I have yet to run into a service animal situation but to be honest, I may or may not ask the questions. I certainly do not want to start off the ride in a confrontational manner but that's just me.
I happened to catch a ping this past Saturday evening, local dive bar. Out comes 4 young ladies, none of which were drunk, just in a festive mood. One had a puppy snuggled in her arms, I asked "is that a puppy" in a non-challenging way, her friend replied that it was a service dog. My reply was, "oh, that doesn't matter to me, I would rather drive animals over most of my human cargo. They laughed, but I was dead serious, having just received 2 1 star rewards from some fire hose nozzles in Scumson the night before.
 

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I was deactivated on a false service animal claim.
I threatened to charge the customer with faking a service animal (up to one year prison term) unless I was reactivated.
I was reactivated very quickly after I told them I would go to a prosecutor.

If you are permanently deactivated, file charges, then sue the person who falsely claimed he had a service animal for lost wages.
Thanks . I have not heard nothing. Still driving
 

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I dont understand whats the big deal of having a dog in your vehicle, I dont care if service or not,driving for uber,the miles miles miles..I purchase a used 2015 Hyundai Tuson for uber knowing I will be junking it at some point ,its my work car, ya right I'll think back about the service animal that was sitting in my car as the tow truck is taking my vehicle to the the scrap yard,if u use your personal vehicle for this gig your a fool, your vehicle will be worth nothing after all the uber miles,try trading a car in with 250,000 miles ,the salesman will buy u a cup of coffee that's about it,some of the stuff I read on here ,drivers deserve to be deactivated..
 

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I dont understand whats the big deal of having a dog in your vehicle, I dont care if service or not,driving for uber,the miles miles miles..I purchase a used 2015 Hyundai Tuson for uber knowing I will be junking it at some point ,its my work car,
I'm with you. Want to bring your dog along then bring it. If it makes a mess you'll get a cleaning fee. It's a big deal about nothing imo.
 

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I happened to catch a ping this past Saturday evening, local dive bar. Out comes 4 young ladies, none of which were drunk, just in a festive mood. One had a puppy snuggled in her arms, I asked "is that a puppy" in a non-challenging way, her friend replied that it was a service dog. My reply was, "oh, that doesn't matter to me, I would rather drive animals over most of my human cargo. They laughed, but I was dead serious, having just received 2 1 star rewards from some fire hose nozzles in Scumson the night before.
Unfortunately nothing you can do but it was an obvious lie. There is no such thing as a puppy service animal. I have friends who are part of the initial training which takes months followed by another family that does advanced training also taking months. They haven gotten several dogs through that system as pets because many don't make it through training successfully.
 

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I'm with you. Want to bring your dog along then bring it. If it makes a mess you'll get a cleaning fee. It's a big deal about nothing imo.
Exactly this. The only dogs I won't take are active barking and agitated, because you know damn well those are not service animals.

If that happens, shoot video. Get evidence that the dog was actively a danger to be in a strange car.
 
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