Transformus, LLC follows a strict no pets policy for both Ignite and Transformus. There is an exception for ADA Service Animals.  If you need to bring your Service Animal to either Ignite or Transformus, please email the Accessibility Lead before the event. 

We follow the ADA guidelines for Service Animals, which states:

“A service animal is defined as a dog or miniature horse that is specifically task-trained to help an individual with a disability that substantially limits one or more life activities. Disabilities may include visual difficulties, hearing impairments, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), seizures, ambulatory issues, mental illness, diabetes, autism, and more depending upon the applicable ADA law. Service animals are working animals, not pets. To qualify, the task (or tasks) must be related directly to assisting with the individual’s disability, not basic obedience or owner protection. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA as emotional support and comfort are not trained tasks.”

Types of Service Animals may include: 

  • Guide Dog 
  • Mobility Dog  
  • Hearing Dog 
  • Medical Alert Dog 
  • Autism Service Dog 
  • Psychiatric Service Dog 

If you do arrive at the gate without pre-clearance, please be prepared to answer the following two questions, so we may better determine at our discretion if your animal falls under the Service Animal Category, and in order for us to be in full compliance with

ADA regulations. You will be asked:

(1) is the animal a service animal required because of a disability?

(2) what work or task has the animal been trained to perform? 

If the Accessibility Lead (or TLC/BoD member) on-site determines your animal falls under one of the following categories, the animal will not be allowed into the event:

  • Emotional support dogs
  • Therapeutic animals
  • Companion animals
  • Comfort animals
  • Service animals in training

If any of this is an inconvenience, there are animal boarding facilities located near Morgantown, WV, such as:

Mountain Laurel Kennel: 400 Mayfield Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508

Our intention is not to make those with disabilities have a harder time on the mountain.  In most cases, dogs and other animals being on-site present unique challenges and difficulties for staff and participants.