Sydney Sweeney has been accused of “faking” her dog’s service animal status to gain airport travel privileges.
Sydney Sweeney and her fiance Jonathan Davino in Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/K1Degfl5CB
— Sydney Sweeney fans (@SSydneyBest) June 3, 2023
Sydney Sweeney has a service dog? pic.twitter.com/HCxFBvGuFO
— M (she/her) (@rumourzfrominez) June 3, 2023
- On June 2, Sydney Sweeney was photographed walking through LAX airport with her fiance Jonathan Davino and her dog Tank. Unusually, Sweeney’s dog Tank was wearing a “service dog” vest.
- Euphoria star Sweeney adopted Tank as a pet in 2015 and there is allegedly no evidence to support the fact that Tank is a certified service animal.
- Now, social media users are accusing Sweeney of pretending that Tank is a service dog so he can be allowed in places where animals are usually forbidden — such as airports.
- Most notably, Service Dogs in Training (SDIT) trainer Caroline posted a TikTok video criticizing Sweeney: “So is no one going to talk about how Sydney Sweeney actively puts a service dog vest on her dog just to travel with it and take it into not pet-friendly places?”
- In the clip, Caroline also shared photos of Sweeney taking her dog to Target which is not a pet-friendly store.
- Another Twitter user pointed out that Tank was pulling hard on Sweeney’s leash in the LAX photos — which is something that a service dog is trained to absolutely not do.
@theservicespaniel I cannot do this lol #greenscreen #fyp #foryoupage #servicedog #fakeservicedog #sydneysweeney ♬ Oh No – Kreepa
People should 100000% talking shit about how Sydney Sweeney puts a service vest on her very obviously not service dog while it legit drags her on a leash like YOU HAVE A PLATFORM. People should NOT be doing that.
— lil giratina ☆ (@thursday013) June 4, 2023
Could Sydney Sweeney’s Dog Be a Service Animal?
- While there is allegedly no proof that Tank is a certified service animal, Sweeney spoke about her anxiety and experience with panic attacks in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in July 2022.
- So it is possible that Tank has been designated as “an emotional support animal” for Sweeney — rather than a service dog that helps a person with a disability lead a more independent life. In any case, it is generally not allowed for an animal to wear a service vest without actually being certified to do so.
according to tik tok sydney sweeney is currently being cancelled for being one of those people who put service animal vests on their non service dog just so they can take them into places that don’t allow animals and i can’t say i’m not surprised 😭
— ‧₊˚ (@ofvoulezvous) June 5, 2023
Also: Online sleuths can be mistrusting of Sweeney — after she posted photos of her mother’s 60th birthday party last years with guests in attendance wearing MAGA hats.