International Association of
Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)

IMPORTANT: IAADP does NOT: certify, train, or provide assistance dogs; certify trainers or handlers to train assistance dogs; or certify any member to fly with their assistance dog. Please click here for the full statement.

IAADP Information & Advocacy Center


IAADP Address has been changed. Our new mailing address is:

PO Box 14481, Parkville, MO 64152

National Helpline:
(816) 237-5541

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International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)

Founded in 1993, IAADP is the premier disability rights advocacy organization. Our mission is to preserve and expand public access rights for persons with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs (guide, hearing, and/or service dogs). IAADP envisions a world that provides full and complete access to assistance dog teams across a variety of disabilities without denial or hardship.

Representatives from IAADP have a strong history of connecting with community leaders at all levels of government and the private business sector to explain how assistance dogs help our members experience full and meaningful lives with greater independence and social inclusion across the globe.  We aim to continue this advocacy, on the local, state and federal level, to insure our access is equitable. We will help our international members find the information needed to obtain equal access as well. Click to learn more.



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International Assistance Dog Week

IAADP is Excited to be a Part of International Assistance Dog Week! International Assistance Dog Week, (IADW) was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking ...
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Assistance Dog Selection and Training Information

Assistance Dog Selection The following information will be of benefit for those of you who are trying to determine if an assistance dog candidate has ...
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California’s New Emotional Support Animals Bill

With the help of co-sponsors Guide Dogs for the Blind and Canine Companions, California passed a new law, AB 468, effective January 1, 2022, aimed ...
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Assessing Dogs for a Service Dog Career

Presenter: Jeanne Hampl R.N. As the Executive Director of the Prison Pet Partnership Program, 1994-1998, Jeanne selected and supervised the training of service dog candidates ...
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Access to Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities for Disabled Persons with Service Animals

Presenters: Sally Conway, U.S. Department of Justice, Deputy Chief of the Disability Rights Section & Eileen Hanrahan, J.D., the U. S. Department of Health and ...
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Tug for Treats

Like a number of people who set out to train a service dog for themselves or others, I’ve had to reinvent the wheel on certain ...
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