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dogs (and other animals) provide assistance to individuals with
a wide range of disabilities. In the broadest sense, they include
assistance dogs for people with mobility impairments, hearing
dogs, guide dogs for people who are blind, therapy dogs, and
dog partners. The sites listed below provide general information
about service dogs. Due to space limitations, individual service
dog schools and centers are not included; however, you can find
them on several of the sites described below.
- Assistance Dog
- This page
from the Cozy Canine House includes Christy Hill's extensive
"Service Dog Information Directory" and "Hearing
Dog Information Directory," "Top Dog's Service Dog
Training Book," and related information and links.
- Assistance Dogs International
- Geared for
organizations and service providers, "Assistance Dogs International,
Inc. is a coalition of members representing organizations and
individuals training and placing Assistance Dogs. The purpose
of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization
of Assistance Dogs." Its website provides Training Standards
for service dogs, hearing dogs, guide dogs, therapy dogs, and
dog partners, as well as information about the organization.
- Commonly Asked
Questions About Service Animals in Places of Business
- Can a business
evict a misbehaving service dog? How can you tell if an animal
is a service dog or pet? If you're a business owner with questions
about service dogs, check this FAQ from the U.S. Department of
- Delta Society
- This organization
promotes the use of animals to help people improve their health,
independence and quality of life. In addition to information
about the organization, the Society's s website offers research,
articles, and other resources on the benefits of relationships
with companion animals; information about the Society's Therapy
Animals program; and articles and other resources on service
dogs that assist people with disabilities.
- Dr. P's
Dog Training - Assistance Dogs
- This site
offers an extensive and well-organized list of links to information
about assistance dogs, providers, training therapy dogs, testing
and selection, e-mail lists, books and videos, equipment providers,
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
by the National Association of Guide Dog Users, a division of
the National Federation of the Blind, this page lists guide dog
schools across the U.S.
- Service and Assistance
- A state-by-state
listing of organizations concerned with guide dogs, hearing dogs,
support dogs, and search and rescue dogs from The American Dog
Trainers Network. Hyperlinks are provided when available.
- Service (Assistance) Dogs
- This personal
home page by Dana Marshall contains useful information and links
about the various kinds of assistance dogs, laws pertaining to
service animals, training your own dog, books, equipment, links,
a discussion forum, and more.
- Resources in your state
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