While we here at AURA Music Events love animals, AURA Music & Arts Festival is just not a safe place for your little buddies. If you're thinking about bringing your dog to AURA, please read the following guidelines as we are very strict on the policy. You WILL be turned away if you show up with an animal and do not meet our guidelines. We will ONLY allow ADA trained service dogs into the event. You MUST bring the proper paperwork for your service pet, and the dog MUST wear a vest at ALL times.
Can I bring my Emotional Support or Companion dog to the event? I have papers for it!
Sorry, according to the following statement from the ADA, and due to safety reasons, we are unable to allow entry to any emotional support or companion animals.
"In spite of diligent efforts over the last decade by the U.S. Department of Justice to educate the estimated 54 million Americans with a disability about the important difference between "service animals" and tens of millions of pets in the disabled community, misunderstanding still arise. The Definition of a Service Animal under the Americans With Disabilities Act and Guidance documents from the U.S. Department of Justice have established two training requirements for a Service Animal. The first is that a service animal must be individually trained to perform tasks or work for the benefit of a disabled individual.
The second is that a service animal must be trained to behave properly in places of public accommodation. Inappropriate behavior that disrupts the normal course of business or threatens the health or safety of others is automatic grounds for excluding the team from the premises. Most animals, including but not limited to those labeled Companion Animals, Emotional Support Animals and Therapy Animals or pets are NOT service animals according to ADA’s Definition, as they have NOT been individually trained to perform disability mitigating tasks. Thus their handlers do not legally qualify for public access rights. Typically these animals also lack the months of training on obedience and manners needed to behave properly under challenging conditions in places of public accommodation."