RESOURCES FOR ASSISTANCE AND THERAPY DOG TRAINING
Diamonds in the Ruff does not offer service dog training classes.
ASSISTANCE & SERVICE DOG - Helpful links:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - flying with your dog
LAWS PERTAINING TO:
ADA - Service and Emotional Support Animals - where are they allowed & under what conditions?
Selecting And Training Your Service Dog: How to Succeed in Public Access Work - book by Jennifer Cattet, PhD
P.O. Box 1911
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
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
Brigadoon Service Dogs | Bellingham, WA
Prison Pet Partnership | Gig Harbor
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 - - 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® 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.
Reading Rovers - therapy dogs assisting struggling young readers
Linda Irish -
Article - "Creature Comforts"