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Dear Abby: JOY OF HAVING A SERVICE DOG IS DIMINISHED BY PUBLIC ATTENTION

Posted: April 12, 2014 at 5 a.m.

DEAR ABBY: I use a service dog, and I'm constantly barraged with requests to pet him. Other people who use service dogs warned me this would happen. Although the ADA does not require him to wear a vest, I bought one for him that reads, "Do Not Pet," which he wears in public. They ask me anyway!

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