Do you or a loved one need an assistance dog?

LEARN MORE

ADI – Assistance Dogs International

ADI – Assistance Dogs International

Established in 1987, Assistance Dogs International (ADI) is a worldwide coalition of nonprofit assistance dog organizations. Its primary goals are to:

  • Establish high standards for assistance dog training, partnering processes, and use
  • Help member organizations communicate and benefit from reliable information
  • Advocate for people with disabilities who are partnered with assistance dogs
  • Educate the public about assistance dogs and access rights

Acquiring from an ADI-Accredited Assistance Dog Provider

Assistance Dogs International does not train or place assistance dogs; rather, it accredits providers. Acquiring a service, hearing, or guide dog from an ADI-accredited provider is an important steps in ensuring you partner with a well-trained, well-treated animal who’s a good match for your needs and personal preferences.

  • ADI evaluates a variety of areas when accrediting programs, including:
  • Safety and cleanliness of the training facilityResource-Ads-Learn-More-about-choosing-an-assistance-dog-provider
  • Fair, ethical treatment of clients
  • Proper healthcare for the dogs
  • Humane training methods
  • Criteria for screening suitability of dogs and clients
  • Criteria for matching dogs and clients
  • Criteria for administration of all program operations
  • Compliance with all legal regulations

 

Resource-Ads-2-wondering-if-an-assistance-dog-is-right-for-you

To find an ADI-accredited assistance dog provider, use the organization’s online Programs Search.

ADI Guide to Assistance Dog Laws

As part of its education and advocacy efforts, ADI offers an in-depth resource about laws pertaining to assistance dog partners and trainers in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. This comprehensive guide covers areas such as public access, housing, licensing, fees, identification, misrepresentation, and others.

Click here to see ADI’s Guide to Assistance Dog Laws.

Sign up now!

Don't miss any of our original content about caring for your assistance dog as well as she cares for you! Subscribe to get it all in a convenient monthly email.

Sign Up Now!

Information, Inspiration, and Independence delivered to your email inbox monthly.

We spread the word about these amazing animals. But we can't do it alone. You can help.

Learn How

The information contained in this website is provided only as general information, which may be incomplete or outdated. Please note that users of this website are responsible for independently verifying any and all information. The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement or support of any of the linked information, services, products, or providers. My Assistance Dog Inc. makes no effort to verify, or to exert any editorial control or influence over, information on pages outside of the "www.myassistancedoginc.org" domain.
Phone: (559) 297-9286

Orlando Web Design by CREATE180 Design