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Service Animals in Training

Service Animals in Training

Under the Washington Administrative Code  pets are not allowed in university facilities, this includes indoor, outdoor and athletic facilities.   Refer to WAC 504-36-020 for exceptions, which includes trained service animals.

Service animals in training are not protected under state or federal law, therefore are not allowed in public spaces without proper authorization.

Should you wish to bring a Service Animal in Training into Washington State University facilities or programs you must first apply for and be approved for a SAiT Waiver.

The following is a list of the basic requirements to apply for a SAiT waiver.  However, satisfying all of these requirements does not guarantee that a waiver will be issued. SAiT waivers are granted at the sole discretion of the university.

  • The SAiT handler must have a demonstrated history of training such animals;
  • The SAiT must be a dog;
  • The SAiT must be a minimum of six months old;
  • The SAiT must be housebroken;
  • The SAiT must not represent a direct threat to others or property; (Knowledge of the dog’s past threatening or violent behavior must be disclosed).
  • The SAiT must be under the immediate control of their handler at all times;
  • The SAiT handler is responsible to remove for disposal any fecal matter deposited by the animal on university premises before the handler leaves the area where the matter was deposited.

To start  the application process please complete the SAiT Application Waiver Request 


See also:

WSU Access Center and Housing/Residence Life – Guidelines for Emotional Support Animals in Housing
WSU Access Center and Housing/Residence Life – Guidelines for Service Animals 



Randy Pinter, Public Safety