Can a person have more than one service animal?

A lady came into my business with two dogs. She said they are both service animals. Can a person have more than one service animal?

A person may have two service dogs for a couple of reasons.

  • It could be because he or she needs help with different tasks and one dog can't do both jobs. For example, one dog may have been trained to be an alert dog while another was trained to pick up items or help with mobility.  It depends on what the dogs were trained to do. 
  • Sometimes people may have two dogs that do the same job, and this is usually because one is nearing retirement and one is just starting, but normally the handler won’t work the dogs at the same time