Riding with Animals

dog with muzzle onEverett Transit allows animals on the bus. Please be courteous and do not allow your animals to disturb other customers. Pets must be kept on your lap or on the floor of the bus; animals may not occupy a customer seat.

Dogs must be on a leash and have a muzzle that covers the mouth and is secured behind the head. Owners must control their animals at all times and clean up after them.
Except for dogs, all animals must be in an approved carrier. Animals not in an approved carrier will not be allowed on the bus.

Service Animals

Service or guide animals are allowed on all Everett Transit buses. Under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals must be harnessed, leashed or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal or other effective controls.

The Washington Legislature revised the definition of service animal in RCW 49.60.040 to limit it to dogs or miniature horses individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. The restriction limiting service animals to dogs or miniature horses tracks a change to federal regulations that occurred several years ago.

This change takes effect January 1, 2019.