Assistance Dogs International, Inc.:
National Service Dogs has been a member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) since 2000, achieving full accreditation in 2008. ADI sets standards for the worldwide assistance dog movement, with the purpose of improving the training, placement, and utilization of Assistance Dogs, as well as staff and volunteer education and management. Members of ADI meet regularly to share ideas, attend seminars, and conduct business regarding such things as educating the public about Assistance Dogs and the legal rights of individuals with disabilities partnered with them, setting standards and establishing guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs, and improving the utilization and bonding of each team.
As members of ADI, our dogs must pass a strict Public Access Test to become certified, and are provided to clients free of charge.
National Service Dogs has reached a milestone in the organization’s history with accreditation through Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. NSD is one of only 82 organizations out of 80,000 Canadian charities to achieve distinction through the Standards Program. Read our Press Release to learn more about this triumph in NSD’s long history of excellence! To learn about Imagine Canada’s Standards Program please visit Imagine Canada.