Man with service dog believes Petco's grooming area policy discriminates those with disabilities

WASHINGTON - A major pet store chain's grooming policy has one local disabled man fighting for rights he believes were violated.

Ryan Honick, who has cerebral palsy, is never far away from his service dog, Pico.

But when he was told he couldn't go with his dog into the grooming area at Petco, he took matters into his own hands -- not just for himself, but for others with disabilities and service dogs.

Pico has been at Honick's beck and call for the last 18 months. The service dog is always at his side, but he is more than just a companion. What would normally be a day of insurmountable challenges for Honick is made doable because of Pico.

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