3 out of 4 guide dog owners have been turned away from a taxi, business, service or public place because they were told that their dog was not welcome. This is against the law. Guide dog owners say that these access refusals make them feel angry and embarrassed, and that it can affect their confidence in going to new places.
Sign the Guide Dogs petition, here to end access refusals by completing your personal details in the form underneath and select submit.
The petition says: ‘We call on the Government to bring an end to guide dog owners being refused access. We want tougher sentences for taxi and private hire vehicle drivers who refuse to carry assistance dogs and the law strengthened to prevent refusals taking place in other settings.’