Misrepresentation of Service Animals is Now Illegal in Colorado: What Does This Mean for Your Business? Sorry, Fluffy. Under Colorado law, unless you qualify as a service dog, you aren’t permitted to dine with your doting owner in the chichi café down the street. And while we know you’re one very obedient, sweet, and cuddly-wuddly widdle doggie, your owner might face criminal penalties if he intentionally misrepresents you as a service animal. Indeed, certain Colorado dog lovers appear to have crossed the line when it comes to their non-service dog companions.