By Angela

Service and Therapy Animal Resources

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American Dog Trainers Network: Service and Assistance Dogs – provides a directory of organizations involved with guide dogs, hearing dogs, support dogs and search and rescue dogs.

Assistance Dogs International, Inc. – provides a list of accredited not-for-profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of Assistance Dogs as well as staff and volunteer education.

Canine and Abled, Inc. – a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and acceptance of service dog teams through education and inspiration. Also provides consulting and training services for service dog acquisition advocacy for service dog handlers who may have had their civil rights violated due to access denial.

Canine Companions for Independence® – a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge.

Circle Tail, Inc. – provides assistance dogs to people with mobility, hearing, neurologic or psychiatric disabilities.

Delta Society – validates the important role of animals for people’s health and well-being by promoting the results of research to the media and health and human services organizations.

Psychiatric Service Dog Society (PSDS) – dedicated to responsible Psychiatric Service Dog education, advocacy, research and training facilitation. This is an educational organization which provides information to people disabled with severe mental illness, who wish to train a service dog to assist with the management of symptoms; it does not provide or train dogs for individuals.

Service Animal Registry of America (S.A.R.A.) – SARA promotes the use of service animals by the disabled; provides registration and certification of service animals, therapy animals and their trainers.

The Tower of Hope – “Our mission is to empower people who are living with a disability, a chronic illness, or have been in an abusive relationship to live happier and more independent lives through service and assistance animals.”

WAGS (Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs) – promotes functional independence and improved quality of life for persons with physical mobility impairments through partnerships with highly skilled service dogs. WAGS raises and trains service dogs to increase the ability of individuals with disabilities to independently execute functional, daily living skills, increase attendance in daily life events, and improve outlook on life, with the aid and support of a highly trained service dog.

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