Note: Make sure our pups are wearing their vests while on trails where dogs are prohibited. You do get a lot of looks from people so it helps calm their responses when they see the 'Guide Dog in Training' vests.

> Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Hampel, Arian"

>Subject: Re: Guide Dogs on Lions Lair?

>Date: August 25, 2020 at 11:31:16 AM MDT

>To: "Rosato, Curry" , ""


> Hello Curry and Ali,


> Hope you both are well. Burton and I asked for a legal interpretation from the City Attorney's Office (CAO) about training a service animal in-training in a dogs prohibited area. The answer is yes with a few stipulations below. I included the actual response from the CAO.


> If you have further questions please feel free to give me a call. Thank you for asking these great questions.


> CAO:

> A service animal and service animal in training can go anywhere its guardian or trainer can go. 28 C.F.R. § 36.302(c)(7); CRS 24-34-803(1). So, yes, the trainer can take the service animal in training into areas on OSMP where dogs are prohibited. However, the trainer must keep the dog harnessed, tethered or on a leash. 28 C.F.R. § 36.302(c)(4). The city is not responsible for the care or supervision of a service animal. 28 C.F.R. § 36.302(c)(5).


> Best regards,


> Arian Hampel

> Ranger—Naturalist: Operations Specialist

> City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks

> Community Connections and Partnerships Service Area

> C: (303)-818-1906


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