Ok so this is a new one for me. This will be my 6th or 7th convention and one of the friends I'm going with lost his mother a few months ago. He's been given an "emotional support" dog which is authorized by his therapist.
He's asked me about bringing the animal with us but I have no idea how this is looked at. He claims that hotels and the convention cannot refuse the animal because it's necessary for his treatment.
I was wondering what the convention policy was on this and if anyone else has experienced it. It's a medium sized dog, whose very sweet and well-behaved.
I'm ok with it in theory...but if we have to crate a dog in the hotel room for whole days at a time, I'm not sure that's the best option.
Can someone from Gencon comment on this please.
Also if any of you other attendees have done this in the past I'd like to know about your personal experiences with it.
Did it work? Was it difficult? Were there issues with other animals, etc.
I don't want to tell him no but I'm a little nervous about saying yes.
Thanks in advance.