Dogs trained to aid or to guide people with visual, hearing or other disabilities are permitted on ETS buses and trains.
|Important: Only dogs with required training as service dogs, with valid training identification, and wearing service animal vest and appropriate harness can be used as service dogs on public transit.|
Service dogs travelling on ETS must be:
- Be trained by an ADI (Assistance Dogs International) accredited organization, or
- Be trained by a school that meets the qualifications of the International Guide Dog Federation's standards, or
- Be successfully tested through an approved Alberta testing facility (as designated under the Alberta Service Dogs Act)
- Have a training identification card provided through the Government of Alberta Service Dog ID card program.
- Wear a service animal vest and appropriate harness
People using a service dog on transit must ensure that the service dog is kept clear of the aisle, and that it is under control at all times.
People travelling on ETS with a service dog are encouraged to sit in the priority seating area of transit vehicles, where there is more room for the animal.
No fare is required for the service dog.
Only service dogs, accredited as noted above, will be considered. Other support animals are not allowed on ETS vehicles or property, unless confined to a cage or approved pet carrier for the duration of time spent on transit.
For more information, please visit Service Dogs in Alberta.