The National Park Service welcomes service animals that have been individually trained to perform specific tasks for the benefit of persons with disabilities. Emotional support ("therapy") animals or service animals in training are not service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act and may not access the visitor center or other park buildings.
A service animal must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless (1) these devices interfere with the service animal’s work, or (2) the individual’s disability prevents them from using these devices. In those cases, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective means.
Dogs who are designated as service animals are allowed to accompany disabled persons inside the buildings and all other public areas at Fort Scott.