They are not "Official" just like other Service Dog registry websites are not "Official". What they are doing is within the Law, currently the LAW limits them to verify the legitimacy of the team. YES, people including "Undercover people" could get registered if they LIED. The LAW is broken by the LIARS not the USSDR.
I know the owner, he wishes he could do more than he does but the LAW limits what he can do. His website clearly states "Not affiliated with any government agency. Registrant data is based on assertions by dog owner. Registration is not required by the ADA."
Keep in mind that the USSDR is only attempting to make life easier for PWD to avoid constant access challenge. This is not Illegal or a "Scam" what IS Illegal and a Scam is people breaking the law (lying) to be registered and identified by them or anyone. What law is broken by them? What law is broken by impersonating a disabled to gain privileges for the disabled?
With that said, there are others that CLEARLY take advantage by offering FAKE certification that the DOG is trained along with a vest etc.. The USSDR is not one of them. So if you want to go on a witch hunt with this, go after Gold Star or others that offer CERTIFICATION with nothing to back it, NOT just registration that the USSDR offers that is clearly withing the law.
It appears that the USSDR only crime is that there website looks to nice for your liking.
Last edited by SFGSSD; 03-02-2013 at 01:07 PM.