“We want to check the puppies before a huge effort is spent in training,” explains Dr. Gus Aguirre.
Gov. Chris Christie signed the measure into law on Monday.
The Department of Justice has said that animals not trained to perform any specific tasks are not considered service animals, even if they provide comfort for those in need.
The Department of Transportation has stated that support animals must be allowed on planes – even animals who aid people with emotional problems like depression or anxiety.