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MS and Dogs

May 19, 2020 by Rachel Horne

There are two things which changed Janette Coombs life. One was a faceless, degenerative disease which raced through her body – stripping her of her mobility, her self-confidence and her independence. And the other? He has soft brown eyes, four legs and never leaves her side. He’s a ten-year-old Golden Retriever called Solar – but he

Sister Pauline Quinn Passes March 13, 2020

March 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that ADI announces the passing of Sister Pauline Quinn. She was a pioneer for the industry and the human-animal bond, especially for the under served population. She founded one of our accredited member programs, Prison Pet Partnership in Washington state. Her impact was great in the assistance dog industry and we are forever

Fraudulent Service Dog Survey

December 5, 2019 by Jeanine Konolpelski

Submitted by Jeanine Konopelski, National Director of Marketing, Canine Companions for Independence and ADI North America Regional Board Member In early September, Canine Companions for Independence® in partnership with ADI North America Regional Chapter Board, released a survey to all ADI members in the US to gather information on the impact of

Final Statement of Enforcement Priorities Regarding Service Animals

August 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation is issuing a Final Statement Of Enforcement Priorities Regarding Service Animals to apprise the public of its intended enforcement focus with respect to transportation of service animals in the cabin of aircraft. The Department regulates the transportation of service animals under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) and

New guidance on travel with service animals is a step forward, but more can be done

August 19, 2019

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao took an important step last week in protecting the rights of airline customers and trained service animals that accompany them when they travel. For the full article: New guidance on travel with service animals is a step forward, but more can be done

Why the V.A. Won't Pay for Service Dogs to Treat PTSD

July 19, 2019

NY Times On a sunny October day in 2017, Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law, held a meeting in the West Wing to promote an initiative that would pair shelter dogs needing homes with veterans wanting to act on the increasingly widespread notion that well-trained dogs can improve the lives of people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

ADI Fact Sheet from 2018 Census

May 28, 2019

The ADI Fact Sheet was developed with the information submitted on the 2018 Census document completed by ADI Accredited Member programs in ADI North America, ADI Oceania and Non-regions. If there are any questions, please contact Chris Diefenthaler, Executive Director at [email protected]

ADI Received $59,500 grant from PetSmart Charities

May 28, 2019

Assistance Dogs International (ADI) knows that assistance dogs have the remarkable ability to improve the quality of life, provide greater independence, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, improve our mood and bring us unconditional love. That’s why, with the help of a new $59,500 grant from PetSmart Charities, the organization is aiming to
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