Black Oak Ranch Pet Policy
No pets are permitted, except for assistance animals. Owner may be asked for physician’s verification of assistance need and must have animal properly restrained.
For possible boarding situations you can either try Blue Ribbon Kennel (707-485-8454) or Best In Show (707-463-8400). McBride’s (in Willits) no longer boards dogs.
We follow the ADA service dog law, which specifically states how “service animal” is defined:
Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability.
Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
Therefore, we do not allow emotional support animals. We hope you will come and enjoy the festival, but please leave your ESA dog at home.