Video: Man Claims He Was Kicked Out of Whole Foods Because of Service Dog


Here we go again. . . .A hip-hop artist in Austin, Texas, for the annual South by Southwest festival says that he was ejected from a Whole Foods because of his service dog, Lazarus. Although the spokesperson from Whole Foods claims that there was some kind of communication problem, John Shahor’s version of events is troubling:

“The manager says, ‘That’s not a service dog.’ I said ‘It’s absolutely a service dog.’ He says, ‘That’s not a service dog. You need to get out of my store,'” Shahor said.

As we all know by now, there are only two questions a merchant may ask about a service dog. . .

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One thought on “Video: Man Claims He Was Kicked Out of Whole Foods Because of Service Dog”

  1. Sweet pup but in reality it’s too young to be a trained service dog. That takes a minimum of 18 months and as long as 2 years to fully train a service dog. Only some states allow service dogs in training access under the ADA – I don’t know if Texas is one of them. Just a tip for this owner, if you insist on using scam “certifications” to “prove” anything, which is what this owner did, then expect to be questioned and disbelieved.
    Further did the owner identify the task or work the dog was trained to perform that alleviates his disability?
    If this is a dog in training then best wishes for a successful outcome.

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