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San Diego Humane Society

Service Animal Resources

Assistance Animal Accommodations

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Frequently asked questions questions about service animals, including the differences between types of assistance animals, training requirements and rules for public spaces.

Disability Rights California
Overview of rights to assistance animals in housing and public spaces in CA and free legal support including a guide to pursuing legal action in cases of discrimination.

Opening Doors
Quick reference document for assistance animal regulations, sample verification letters for housing and FAQ about assistance animals.

Service Animal Training and Placement

Assistance Dogs International
Especially good resource for those looking to adopt and/or train their own service animal as well as a list of organizations that provide trained service animals in CA.

Canine Companions for Independence
Provides trained service animals for people with disabilities.

Little Angel Service Dogs
Provides trained service dogs to assist disabled children and adults throughout the country.

Love Heels Canine Partners
Provides trained service animals for people with disabilities.

Pawsitive Teams
Helps train and place service and therapy dogs for San Diego residents.

San Diego Dog Trainer Directory
List of positive reinforcement trainers in the San Diego area.

Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dogs
Trains dogs for veterans with PTSD, TBI, or mobility issues, and individuals with autism.

Assistance Animal Funding

Assistance Dog Special Allowance (ADSA) Program
Program that provides a monthly payment to eligible individuals in the state of California who use a guide, signal or service dog to help them with their disability-related needs.

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