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Aggie Guide-Dogs and Service-Dogs
An organization at Texas A&M University
in College Station which is dedicated to 'Education' and a 'Puppy Walking
Provides support to and facilitate efforts of
those improving human lives through beneficial interactions between humans
and animals.--Animal Assisted
Activities & Animal Assisted Therapy
Dogs International Inc.
An non-profit organization which contributes
to the improvement of the areas of training, placement, and utilization of
Assistance Dogs as well as staff and volunteer education.--Guide Dogs , Hearing Dogs, Service Dogs,Therapy Dogs
A Therapy Dog Program
An outline of a practical training program
by Lyn Richards designed to introduce potential therapy dogs to situations
that they may experience while visiting people with various disabilities.
A good place to get ideas about how to prepare your dog for therapy visits.
Friends: Therapy Dogs Helping Aphasic Adults
This program provides Innovative materials created
for users of animal-assisted therapy who strive to improve the communication
skills of men and women with aphasia.
Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind
A national, non-profit, registered, charitable
organization that assists visually-impaired Canadians with their mobility
by providing and training them in the use of professionally trained Guide
Companions for Independence
A non-profit organization that enhances the
lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance
ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
County Guide Dog Raisers,Inc.
A non-profit,tax-exempt organization which provides
the fundamental socialization skills required of guide dog candidates.
An organization offering a wide variety of seminars
and training classes. There are ambitious plans for a Therapy Dog Training
Project (PAL), Therapeutic Riding Program , Service
The leading international
resource for the human-animal bond. Delta Society has been the force to validate
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.
Dr. P's Dog Training
Dr. Mark Plonsky (Dr. P), is a Professor of
Psychology at the University of Wisconsin--Steven Pointto's web organizes
and gives visitors easy access to the information available on the Internet
about dog training and behavior.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping
owners of dogs and cats in the use of their pets for Animal Assisted Therapy
and Animal Assisted Activities.
An organization which provides, at no charge,
trained German Shepherd guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired for
enhancement of their safety and independence.
Florida Dog Guides
For The Deaf, Inc.
A statewide program in
response to the deaf/hearing impaired residents of Florida who select
to use "trained dogs to serve as their ears."
Friendship Foundation volunteers and their pets
visit various facilities to enrich the lives of children and
adults. A designated liaison arranges and
attends all group visits.
Provides innovative and
caring services for children, families and animals. The agency serves as
a leader in the development of specialized programs that foster individual
competencies and self-reliance.
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (US)
An organization which
has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who have enhanced
mobility and independence since1946.
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. (US)
organization with a mission to provide guide dogs and training for visually
impaired people throughout the United States and Canada.
Dog Association of New South Wales and A.C.T
A non-profit organization that provides a full
range of services and training to enhance the mobility and independence of
blind and partially sighted people.
Guide Dogs of the Desert International
A public benefit nonprofit corporation which
provides independence and mobility for blind persons with special needs through
the use of guide dogs.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind,Inc.(US)
An organization which is
dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women
by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater
independence, dignity, and new horizons of opportunity.
Guide Dogs Of America
An organization which
provides guide dogs and instruction in their use for blind and visually
impaired men and women from the
United States and Canada
so that they may continue to pursue their goals with increased mobility
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind,
An organization which has provided guide dogs
free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence.
Guide Dog Users,
An international organization dedicated to advocacy,
peer support, public education, and all
aspects of training, working, and living with
dogs specially trained to guide blind and visually impaired people.
Dogs for Deaf People
An organization that has continued to train dogs
to alert deaf people to specific sounds, whether in the home, workplace or
Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)
A non-profit, cross-disability organization
representing people partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.
Federation of Guide Dog Schools for the Blind
Encourages and advances the concept and provision
of Guide Dogs worldwide as a means of independent mobility for people with
a visual disability.
An organization providing research support on
various aspects of the human-animal bond (e.g. how visiting animals benefit
patients, seniors and others, etc.).
Paws Assistance Dogs
A non-profit organization which trains and provides
assistance dogs for children under the age of 18 around the United States
who are physically disabled.
Leader Dogs for the Blind(US)
A non-profit group
that is committed to providing the legally blind with a means to help them
live a better life.
provides general information about leader dogs and gives laws concerning
leader dogs in video format.
North Carolina Puppy Raising
Volunteers who raise puppies for a year before
they enter formal guide dog training, affiliated with Guiding Eyes for the
Animal Therapy Society
P.A.T.S. operates as an active animal therapy
program on southern Vancouver Island.
With A Cause
An organization which encourages independence
for people with disabilities globally through Assistance Dogs and worldwide
A non-profit organization, located in Arkansas,
whose mission is to explore and promote the human-animal bond as a way of
improving a person’s quality of life.
An internationally acclaimed organization promoting
Therapy Animals and owner-trained Service Animals. Also a leader in
the research on cats as Service Animals.
Are Loving Support
A non-profit agency organized to improve the
quality of life of people with AIDS by preserving and promoting the human/animal
bond through the care and maintenance of their animal companions.
Society of Northern Alberta
This group provides education and support
to individual and companion animal teams involved in pet therapy programs.
Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind (NZ)
This foundation trains
blind people in techniques to work with guide dogs and use special technologies
such as computers with software that can turn text into speech, closed circuit
televisions for magnifying text, etc.
A division of the company
which provides guide dogs, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs and hearing
service dogs web page.
An organization which concentrates
on its mission to enhance the independence, dignity, and self-confidence
of blind people through the use of seeing eye dogs.
Dogs Invisible Disabilities
An online community comprised of individuals
living with invisible disabilities, who are assisted by a service dog.
Southeastern Guide Dogs,
Southeastern Guide Dogs’ mission is to offer,
free of charge, a unique opportunity to achieve independent travel with safety
and dignity to blind men and women, through the use of professionally and
humanely trained guide dogs.
The Dog-Owner Connection:
An organization offering training, advice, program
evaluation and other services to help individuals or groups wishing to start
or improve a pet visitation program.
The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation(US)
A non-profit organization
that breeds, raises, trains, and places highly qualified German shepherd
guide dogs with men and women who are blind throughout the Northeast.
Dogs for the Blind Association
An organization which enhances the mobility,
independence, and quality of life of sight-impaired people by providing guide
dogs and other services.
A non-profit charity which provides a safe,
cost-effective and reliable mobility alternative for visually impaired
people and delivers trained Guide Horses at no cost to the recipient.
A volunteer group organized to provide qualified
handlers and their Therapy Dogs for visitations to institutions, facilities,
and any other place where Therapy Dogs are needed.
Helps dog owners use their dogs for therapy
work in various places such as nursing homes, hospitals and schools, as
well as work with the mentally and physically handicapped.
Dogs of Vermont
All-volunteer, non-profit organization of highly-trained
dogs and their handlers. Our handler/canine teams work on the emotional
health of patients in hospitals and residents of nursing and retirement homes.
AnimalAssisted Therapy Foundation
A non-profit organization which works
to accomplish this through the education and training of health care professionals,
evaluation and training of animals and human volunteers, as well as the establishment
of ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY programs throughout the country.
Upper Michigan Dog Therapy
This rganization offers a variety of services
to educate and train individuals, volunteers, professionals and organizations
in a wide variety of aspects of setting up and maintaining a pet therapy
Velmas Pets as Therapy
Based in Australia, this group provides trained
volunteer and pet teams that visit the people in nursing homes, retirement
Guide Dog Foundation
A non-profit organization striving to be the
leading provider of services for the visually impaired in the Canadian
West Indies Service Helpers (W.I.S.H.)
A service dog training center in the West Indies
which provides quality trained assistance animals to disabled individuals
who require more personal independence.
Assistance, Therapy, and Working Dogs
Animal Behavior Program
of Veterinary Medicine
of California, Davis