The Recreation Centers of Sun City West advises members that the Association will abide by a new Arizona law making it illegal to represent pets as service animals.


The new law, signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on April 17, makes it illegal for pet owners to “fraudulently misrepresent an animal as a service animal” to businesses. Violation of the law is punishable by a fine up to $250.


The Association’s policy governing service animals will not change, and the Association will continue to follow all regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, the new law makes it easier for the Association to remove pets if it comes to staff’s attention that the law is being violated.