Candidate Program List

Not-for-profit assistance dog programs interested in joining ADI may do so as a Candidate program. Candidate programs are established not-for-profit or charitable programs that are working towards achieving Accredited Member status. All Candidates MUST adhere to all ADI Standards and pursue accreditation to achieve Accredited Member status in ADI within five years. Candidates may apply for the accreditation process after two years as a Candidate in good standing.  Date candidacy started in indicated in the parentheses.


Japan Service Dog Association  (2016)

Australia and New Zealand - Oceania Regional Chapter

Caninehelpers for the Disabled Inc  (2018)

Smart Pups Assistance Dogs (2019) 

Europe - ADEu Regional Chapter

Assistance Dogs Northern Ireland (2020)

Autism Dogs CIC  (2018)

Avustajakoira-Assistenthund ry (2020)

Croatian Guide Dog and Mobility Dog Association  (2017)

Darwin Dogs C.I.C.   (2017)

Dogs4Life ONLUS  (2016)

Donate-a-dog  (2018)

Handi’Chiens  (2015)

Hulphonden voor Autisme  (2020)

Pes Pro Tebe  (2018)

Service Dogs Malta Foundation  (2017)

Service Dogs UK  (2018)

Stichting Saac  (2019)

Veterans with Dogs U.K.  (2019)

With Dogs for a Smile Foundation  (2020)

North America - ADINA Regional Chapter

4 Paws 2 Freedom  (2019)

Amazing Tails, LLC Inc.  (2019)

Assistance Dogs Northwest LLC  (2019)

Believet Canine Service Partners  (2019)

Big Paws Canine Foundation  (2017)

California Service Dog Academy  (2019)

Canine Support Teams, Inc.  (2019)

Clear Path for Veterans  (2018)

Dog Tag Buddies (2020)

Good Dog! Autism Companions  (2017)

Got Your Six Support Dogs  (2019)

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs  (2017)

International Hearing Dog, Inc. (2020)

Hearts of Gold Service Dogs (2020)

Hero Dogs, Inc.  (2018)

Hounds for Heroes (program of the Dog Alliance)  (2017)

New Life K9s (2020)

Patriot Assistance Dogs (2020)

Patriot Service Dogs  (2018)

Paws and Stripes  (2017)

Paws for Life USA  (2020)

Paws for Purple Hearts  (2017)

Paws of War  (2019)

Retrieving Independence  (2019)

Service Dogs Alabama  (2018)

Shelter to Soldier  (2019)

Valor Service Dogs  (2020)

South America

Asociacion Civil Bocalan Argentina del Perro de Ayuda Social  (2018)