Therapy dogs are not allowed in public venues that have rules baring animals? They do not have auto access rights so I am very confused by what you have written.
Have you read the link I posted in the first paragraph?
In a nutshell, the city of Watertown is attempting to ban all dogs from outdoor public events that are held on city property. Those include parades, the farmer's market, fairs, events at the park, etc. Basically any event that will draw a lot of people.
They would also be banned from within 20ft of any playgrounds, from organized sporting events (like kids' soccer games) and the like, if those are on "public" (city-owned) property. If would even bar you from bringing your dog to a dog event (like a dog show at the fairgrounds) if the dog is not competing in the event.
All of these events currently allow PET dogs to attend without restrictions, both in Watertown and in the majority of towns in this country.
Under the proposed ban, which would make it illegal to bring your dogs to such an event, they have listed a number of "exceptions" that would still be allowed, while PET dogs would no longer be allowed. A Therapy Dog, although not a service animal, would still be allowed at these events. A Search-and-Rescue dog would still be allowed. As would, of course, Service Dogs. But your family PET would no longer be allowed.
Make more sense?
Wonder if this mayor is aware that the ban is in direct violation of Fed. Civil Rights Law and the Dept. of Justice?