RESOURCES FOR ASSISTANCE AND THERAPY DOG TRAINING

Diamonds in the Ruff does not offer service dog training classes.
 

ASSISTANCE & SERVICE DOG - Helpful links:

LOCAL:
NorthWest Service Dog Alliance

Address: 
P.O. Box 1911 
Spokane Valley, WA 99037 
Message phone:

509-892-2128​

On Facebook: NWSD Alliance Fans

A Community group focused on educating about Service Dog teams & Imposter service animals.  Empowering Businesses & public about ADA regulations / local laws

ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING TRAINED ASSISTANCE DOGS IN WASHINGTON STATE:

Summit Assistance Dogs
 | Anacortes , WA

summitdogs.org/

Brigadoon Service Dogs | Bellingham, WA

www.brigadoondogs.org

Prison Pet Partnership | Gig Harbor

www.prisonpetpartnership.org

Animal-Assisted Therapy / Pet Therapy -  (not service/assistance dogs)

These animals accompany their able-bodied handlers to visit patients in hospitals, hospice care, nursing homes and other facilities.  They do not have public access and are not service animals.

Pet Partners - www.petpartners.org - provides evaluation, insurance for visiting Therapy dogs

To find a Pet Partner evaluator:  go to petpartners.org, then "volunteer", then scroll down to "calendar of events", then enter the info (state, city, month, etc.)   Search for evaluation info.   Register online.

 

Love on a Leash - www.loveonaleash.org


Love on a Leash® is committed to bringing comfort, happiness, and healing to more people nationwide by increasing public awareness of pet-provided therapy.  Our volunteer organization provides an accessible certification process that allows qualified therapy teams to provide effective pet-provided therapy services in their community.

 

For more information on Love on a Leash,  contact Linda Irish in Spokane.  She will guide you through the process. 

In Spokane:

 

Reading Rovers - therapy dogs assisting struggling young readers

Linda Irish - lkirish@aol.com

Article - "Creature Comforts"

Animal Assisted Therapy for Substance Abuse

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