Member Program Statistics

(As of 8/30/19)
135 Accredited Members
39 Candidate Programs
Representing 23 Countries

 

REGIONAL CHAPTERS MEMBERS AND CANDIDATE PROGRAMS
NORTH AMERICA-CANADA/USA  EUROPE OCEANIA-AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
ADI NA Total members: 98 ADEu total members: 56 OCEANIA total members: 14
Accredited: 78 Accredited: 40 Accredited: 13

Candidate: 20

 

Candidate: 16

 

Candidate: 1

 

ASIA (NO REGION FORMED YET) SOUTH AMERICA (NO REGION FORMED YET)  
Total Members: 4 Total Members: 2  
Accredited: 3 Accredited: 1  
Candidate: 1 Candidate: 1  

 


2018 TOTAL ASSISTANCE DOG PLACEMENTS (ADI North America Region, ADI Oceania Region & Non-regions)

TOTAL 16,766    A black Labrador Retriever in blue assistance dog vest is holding a can of soda in its mouth. A young girl is facing the dog holding out her hand to receive the can from the dog.

Guide Dogs - 8,030 - 48%

Hearing Dogs - 1,003 - 6%

Service Dogs - 7,733 - 46%


2017 TOTAL ASSISTANCE DOG PLACEMENTS (ADEu Region)

TOTAL 10,845

Guide Dogs - 5,784 - 53%

Hearing Dogs - 1,000 - 9%

Service Dogs - 4,061 - 37%


A black tan and white dog wearing a blue assistance dog vest is sitting next to a woman in a motorized wheelchair. Both the dog and woman are looking at the camera. Service Dog Types (2018 Census - ADINA, ADI OCEANIA, & NON-REGIONS)

Mobility Service Dogs - 48%

PTSD Veterans Service Dogs - 19%

Autism Service Dogs - 23%

Diabetic Alert Service Dogs - 4%

Seizure Service Dogs - 2.5%

Psychiatric Service Dogs - 1.5%

Medical Alert Service Dogs - <1%


Other Types of Placements

ADI NA, ADI Oceania and Non-regions - Total Other Types of Placements (2018):  3189

  • Facility Dogs – 997
  • Companion/Therapy – 1407
  • Other (Courthouse, AAI, etc) – 785

ADEu – Total Other Types of Placements (2017):  2,008

  • Medical Detection Dogs/Medical Alert – 191
  • Autism - 563
  • PTSD dogs - 152
  • Other (Social, Therapy, Buddy, etc.) – 1,102
  • AAI Teams - 154

A black dog wearing a red assistance dog vest is using both front paws to push an automatic door button on the wall. Additional Statistics (ADI North America, ADI Oceania & Non-regions)

Number of Accredited Programs that will consider working with an owner-owned team:  20

Number of Accredited Programs training Guide Dogs:  23

Number of Accredited Programs training Hearing Dogs:  23

Number of Accredited Programs training Service Dogs:  81

Number of Accredited Programs training Facility Dogs:  55

Number of Accredited Programs training Social/Therapy Dogs:  34

42 ADI Accredited member programs operate a prison-based training program within 136 prisons that includes 1204 puppies/dogs in training. 

ADI Accredited Member Programs employ 1904 Full-time employees and 767 Part-time employees

26,082 Volunteers are assisting ADI Accredited Member programs.

60 ADI Accredited Member programs have breeding programs.

30 ADI Accredited Member programs utilize shelter/rescue programs.

60 ADI Accredited Member programs will consider receiving breeder donations.

As of 12/31/18, there are 8,547 dogs/puppies in training with ADI Accredited Member programs with a wait list of 4,040 potential clients.

8 ADI Accredited Member programs state they offer a structured internship program for service dog trainers to the public.

92 Accredited Members in ADI North America, ADI Oceania and Non-regions.  In 2018, the number of programs that train and place:

  • 0 – 10 dogs per year: 40
  • 11-25 dogs per year: 28
  • 26-50 dogs per year: 11
  • 50 – 99 dogs per year: 4
  • 100+ dogs per year: 9

In 2018, ADI accredited members placed 2,864 new assistance dog teams in the North America and Oceania regional chapters.