Service Animals

Service Animals and Pets

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation is a pet-friendly transportation service. We realize the importance for our riders to be able to travel with their pets and to help them get to veterinary appointments, grooming, go to the dog park, animal boarding or daycare.

We can safely help our riders and their pets with their transportation needs below is an outline for SVT Policies for pets and services animals.

General Guidelines

 

Animals other than dogs are not allowed on the bus unless they are in a container or carrier except for miniature horses that are trained service animals. (Miniature horses range in height from 24 inches to 34 inches measured to the shoulders and weigh between 70 and 100 pounds.)

  1. Riders must have control of their pets and/or service animals at all times
  2. Dogs must be on a leash or harness unless it is a service dog
  3. All dogs must be house-broken
  4. Riders take full responsibility for their pet or service animal, this includes:
  • Any damages it may cause on the bus
  • Aggressiveness to other riders
  • Drivers may request the removal of a pet or service animal from the bus if it creates a hazard or disturbance or is being destructive
  1. Rider is responsible for cleaning up any feces, urine and/or motion-sickness vomit caused by their pet or service animal
  • Drivers may ask a rider and their dog, even if it is a service animal, to leave the bus if the dog defecates, urinates, or gets sick on the bus
  1. Pets may not occupy seats; they must remain either on the floor at the owner’s feet, sit on their owner’s lap or in the aisle, provided they do not cause a safety or tripping hazard.
  2. Service Animals may occupy a seat only if there is available seating. Passengers have first priority for seating.
  3. Drivers may ask riders with an animal, wishing to board the bus, whether it is a service animal or a pet.
  4. SVT and its drivers reserve the right to prohibit animals which are deemed to be a nuisance due to barking, unclean appearance, exhibit signs of Kennel Cough, exhibits, or has exhibited, aggressiveness to passengers; or if such animals, due to size, restrict the capacity of the bus, or may hamper the safety of passengers.
  • Drivers have a right to refuse transportation to a rider’s pet if there has been a history where that rider demonstrated lack of control over their pet or it has shown aggression

Fares for pets

  1. Service animals ride free unless they occupy a passenger seat.
  2. Riders with dogs will pay an added fare for having their dog on board. The fare will be the same current fare as the rider pays.
  3. Pets transported in a carrier ride free.

A service animal is any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. For animals to ride SVT:

  • The animal must be on a leash or in a container, remain under control of the owner, and behave appropriately. If on a leash, the animal must remain at the rider’s feet or on their lap.
  • The animal must not sit on a vehicle seat or block the aisle.
  • Birds, reptiles, amphibians, rodents, and cats must be kept in an enclosed carrier/container.
  • Snoqualmie Valley Transportation reserves the right to refuse passage to any service animal that poses a direct threat to the health and safety of other customers and Snoqualmie Valley Transportation personnel.
  • The rider with the service animal is solely responsible for any damage caused by the animal.