The USARplus Mission Statement
The United Service Animal Registry, USARplus, is committed to serving you, our customer, with accurate information regarding your rights and the laws of the Department of Justice, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008. As well as, professional database services to ensure secure and accurate registration of your qualified Service Animal. We provide quality identification material and the peace of mind necessary, in today's world, to function within the general public without constant discrimination or challenge.
USARplus stands firm on sound business practices and upholds high ethical standards, keeping the accuracy of our information, the quality of our service, and customer satisfaction our number one priority.
Our goal is to make the experience of registering your Service Animal friendly and successful.
Thank you for your patronage.
USARplus was started in January of 2006. David Corthell noticed the difficulties surrounding his attempts to exercise his rights under the Department of Justice, Americans With Disabilities Act, when attempting to bring his Service Animal, Kokopelli, into public areas with him. He decided to create a system which would allow him to educate and notify those around him of his need for a Service Animal, without having to go through the embarrassment of being challenged and questioned regarding his personal and private condition. After only a few short weeks USARplus had taken off and was being recognized by dozens of people just like him; people with disabilities and difficulties in exercising their federally protected rights.
Now, years later, USARplus continues to grow and develop relationships with a wide variety of disabled individuals who have had great success in mitigating the conflicts that had once plagued them when they attempted to go about their everyday routines.
While education is still a very important necessity for business owners and employees, there is no doubt that having a registration with USARplus and being able to present valid identification of their Service Animal has made life increasingly tolerable for people who would otherwise have felt discriminated against and embarrassment because of their disabilities.
Though the federal law states that specific certification or proof of training is not required to validate a qualified Service Animal, it certainly eases their use in public areas, buildings, and businesses.
Individuals with the USARplus registration and identification cards can travel safely and securely without the fear of additional fees when bringing their Service Animals:
This means that they are able to have the opportunity to live their lives to the fullest, without needless persecution or resistance.