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  1. Assistance Dogs for Persons with Hearing Impairment: A Review

    Contributor(s):: Martellucci, S., Belvisi, V., Ralli, M., Stadio, A. D., Musacchio, A., Greco, A., Gallo, A., Vincentiis, M., Attanasio, G.

  2. Geographic Availability of Assistance Dogs: Dogs Placed in 2013-2014 by ADI- or IGDF-Accredited or Candidate Facilities in the United States and Canada, and Non-accredited U.S. Facilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Walther, S., Yamamoto, M., Thigpen, A. P., Willits, N. H., Hart, L. A.

    Assistance dogs' roles have diversified to support people with various disabilities, especially in the U.S. Data presented here are from the U.S. and Canada non-profit facilities (including both accredited and candidate members that fulfilled partial requirements: all here termed...

  3. The Use of Service Dogs for People With Physical Disabilities in Japan in Accordance With the Act on Assistance Dogs for Physically Disabled Persons

    | Contributor(s):: Takayanagi, T., Yamamoto, M.

  4. Assistance Dogs: Historic Patterns and Roles of Dogs Placed by ADI or IGDF Accredited Facilities and by Non-Accredited U.S. Facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Walther, Mariko Yamamoto, Abigail Paige Thigpen, Anaissa Garcia, Neil H. Willits, Lynette A. Hart

    Dogs’ roles to support people with disabilities are increasing. Existing U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to the use of dogs for people with disabilities are only minimally enforced. Pushback legislation against some aspects of uses of assistance dogs currently is being passed or...

  5. Deafinitely Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Sherry Steine Ross

    For those applying for a Facility Dog or Companion Dog  – please email us  to request an application and it will be emailed to you.For those applying for a PTSD or Psychiatric Service Dog, Diabetic Alert Dog, Hearing Dog, or Autism Service Dog, Mobility Assist Dog please follow...

  6. The role of assistance dogs in society

    | Contributor(s):: Hilary M. Audrestch, Chantelle T. Whelan, David Grice, Lucy Asher, Gary C.W. England, Sarah L. Freeman

    Assistance dogs are specially trained to undertake a variety of tasks to help individuals with disabilities. This review gives an overview of the different types of assistance dogs in the UK, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance dogs, service dogs and dual purpose dogs. The...

  7. Cancer detection dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Cook, Andy

  8. The Sam Simon Foundation

    The Sam Simon Foundation, located on the California coast, offers a wide variety of services including assistance dogs, career change dogs, pet visitations, and dog adoptions.  They also have a Mobile Veterinary Clinic that provides services for pets such as spaying, neutering, and...

  9. Support Dogs, Inc.

    We area national nor-for-profit organization that offers dignity, hope, and independence by providing highly skilled assistance dogs to individuals with disabilities, and uniquely trained therapy dogs to serve the community. 

  10. Lions Hearing Dogs

    Lions hearing dogs have transformed the lives of hundreds of Australians. They give their owners the opportunity to become more independent and are loyal companions for many years. 

  11. Dogs In Service

    Dogs In Service believes that dogs and humans can have a special bond that promotes a working relationship. Years ago (and in some places even now) dogs had the opportunity to do what they were bred to do. Dogs worked with man all day guarding or herding sheep, hunting, pulling a wagon etc.Dogs...

  12. Canine Assistance Rehabilitation Education & Services (CARES, Inc.)

    The largest specialty service CARES has to offer is the provision of canine assistants to people across the United States. This aspect is what makes CARES so unique among other canine assistance schools. CARES is one of the only schools that acts as a center for independent living, which is the...

  13. Relationship between Deaf Identity and D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals' Attitudes toward Hearing Dog Use

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, Cara Anne

  14. New Hope Assistance Dogs, Inc.

    A charitable organization dedicated to enabling dogs to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and to educate the general public.

  15. Circle Tail, Inc.

    Circle Tail's mission is to provide service and hearing dogs for people with disabilities at no cost to the individual. We also provide dogs for adoption, as well as offer dog obedience training, behavior management, educational programs, and boarding services.

  16. May 18 2013

    2013 Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 Person Marathon Relay, Urban 10 Miler and 5K

    IHDI has become a Charity Partner for the Colfax Marathon once again. We’re currently seeking runners and walkers to join with us and help raise awareness for IHDI. Help us spread the word about...

  17. National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)

    NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services) (also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), is a non-profit organization that was established in 1976 to provide canine assistance for people who are deaf or have a disability. These assistance dogs become an extension of their...

  18. International Hearing Dog, Inc.

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    International Hearing Dog, Inc. rescues dogs from local animal shelters, trains them to assist the hearing impaired then places them with recipients throughout the US and Canada free of charge. Each dog is hand selected and placed by an IHDI trainer. Once the Hearing Dog has been placed, IHDI...

  19. International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)

    A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.

  20. Definitions of animals used in healthcare settings

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    | Contributor(s):: James T Mills, Arthur F Yeager

    With the exception of maggot debridement and medicinal leech therapy, active and passive medical interventionsusing a live animal are defined by the human-animal bond. Encounters center on the dynamic and interactive relationship between humans and animals to provide psychological or physical...