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Service Animals

Service animals are any animal that has been trained to assist you in your activities of daily living. Most often this will be a service dog, also called a guide dog or seeing eye dog. But there are also service monkeys, service birds, and even service donkeys. Check with the organizations to find the information you need to make a good service animal choice.

4 Paws for Ability
Mission is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by the training and placement of service dogs to provide individuals with companionship and promote independent living; educate the public to accept the use of service dogs in public places; and assist with animal rescue whenever possible by obtaining many of our animals from shelters and rescue groups. Located in Xenia, Ohio.

Assistance Dogs International, Inc.
ADI is a coalition for nonprofit organizations that train assistance dogs. ADI's mission is to better all steps of the process, from training to utilization of service dogs to public education about assistance dogs.

Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence is the largest nonprofit provider of assistance dogs. CCI's mission is to improve the lives of people with disabilities with well-trained assistance dogs.


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