Canine Companions for Independence (link)
CCI provides highly-trained assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities, free of charge.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Animal-Assisted Activities [Dr. Phil Arkow] (link)
Dr. Phil Arkow, leading researcher in human-animal bond, created this website on animal-assisted therapy and activities.
Epona Equestrian Services (link)
Epona is know for horse training and breeding innovations, as well as education programs that employ horses in teaching people leadership, assertiveness, personal empowerment, relationship, intuition, and emotional fitness skills.
Federation of Riding for the People with Disabilities International (link)
FRDI facilitates worldwide collaboration between organizations and individuals whose objectives are philanthropic, scientific and educational in the field of equine assisted activities, including publication of the Scientific and Educational Journal of Therapeutic Riding and other proceedings.
How should people behave around an assistance dog? (link)
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) provides some tips to follow when meeting or approaching a working assistance dog and his or her partner
Pets are Loving Support (Sonoma County, CA) (link)
Pets Are Loving Support is a non-profit agency organized to improve the quality of life of people with AIDS by preserving and promoting the human/animal bond through the care and maintenance of their animal companions.
What are animal-assisted activities/therapy? (link)
Pet Partners, formerly the Delta Society, publication defines "animal-assisted activities" as basically the casual "meet and greet" activities that involve pets visiting people and "animal-assisted therapy" is a goal-directed intervention directed and/or delivered by a health/human service professional with specialized expertise, and within the scope of practice of his/her profession.
Animal-Assisted Therapy [American Humane Society] (link)
The American Humane Society describes "what is animal-assisted activities and animal-assisted therapy," noting both the benefits and the importance of "safety first." Linked page describes AHS animal-assisted therapy program.
Equine-Assisted Therapy Programs (UC Davis) (link)
A list of equine-assisted therapy programs, arranged by state, prepared by the Companion Animal Behavior Program at the University of California-Davis.
Green Chimneys (link)
Green Chimneys is the nationally renowned, non-profit organization with a mission of restoring possibilities and creating futures for children with emotional, behavioral, social and learning challenges through educational, therapeutic and outreach service.
Hearing Dog Program (San Francisco SPCA) (link)
San Francisco SPCA Hearing Dog Program supports over 250 active hearing dog graduate teams throughout the Bay Area, Southern California, Nevada, and Hawaii
Intermountain Therapy Animals (Salt Lake City, UT) (link)
ITA specializes in providing animal-assisted therapy in the areas of physical, occupational, speech and psycho therapies, as well as special education
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International) (link)
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International), formerly known as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc., changes and enriches lives by promoting excellence in equine assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.
Pet-Assisted Therapy (San Diego Humane Society & SPCA) (link)
For more than 30 years, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA has been sharing animals with people of all ages in care facilities such as convalescent homes, hospitals, mental health centers, abused children's homes and juvenile detention centers.
The Eden Alternative (link)
Eden Alternative is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to transforming care environments into habitats for human beings that promote quality of life for all involved.
Therapy Animal Program (Pet Partners) (link)
The Pet Partners program trains volunteers and screens volunteers and their pets for visiting animal programs in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools and other facilities. Established in 1990 by the Delta Society to ensure that "both ends of the leash," people as well as animals, were well-prepared to participate in animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy programs. It is the only national registry that requires volunteer training and screening of animal-handler teams.
Therapy Animals of Utah (link)
Utah Animal-Assisted Therapy Association (UAATA) is dedicated to bringing comfort, love, hope and healing to those in need through the miracle of the human-animal bond
American Hippotherapy Association (link)
AHA promotes the use of the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy in physical, occupational and speech-language therapy sessions for people living with disabilities.
Pet Partners (link)
Pet Partners, formerly the Delta Society, is dedicated to improving human health through therapy, service and companion animals.
Therapet Foundation (link)
A Texas-based foundation that utilizes specially trained and certified animals for the betterment of mankind by promoting health, hope and healing.
Service Dogs for Victims of Assault (link)
SDVA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims/survivors of assault through the use of service dogs as a therapeutic aid.
Family Dog Project (link)
The Family Dog Project was established in 1994 as the first research group dedicated to investigate the evolutionary and ethological foundations of dog-human relationships. Project was initiated by Professor E. V. Csanyi together with A. Doka, A. Miklosi, and J. Topal at the Department of Ethology at the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. New scientific insights feed into practical applications through their Dogs for Humans charity, which educates dogs for the disabled and dog-assisted therapy.