Service dogs barred, doubted, and deeply treasured ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe Celestine Reid, associate minister at Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church in Worcester, is assisted by a service dog due to her hearing impairment. Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe A growing number of service dogs accompanying people with less-than-obvious medical conditions has sparked confrontation in some cases. Oxford Police Department James Glaser, a veteran from Iraq, and his service dog, Jack, a Jack Russell terrier, were turned away from an Oxford diner in August. Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe Kevin Lambert’s service dog, a black Lab named Ronnie, helps the Army vet control his post-traumatic stress disorder. Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe Because Lambert, 30, suffers mostly from wounds people can’t see, sometimes people don’t accept Ronnie’s constant presence. Lynn Crisci, a Bostonian who suffers from PTSD after falling on stage while performing, relies on service dog Lil Stinker to keep her calm.