Service, Guide and Therapy Dog REsources

National & International

Service Animals and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Legal definition of Service Dogs, according to ADA

Assistance Dogs International (ADI)
Umbrella accreditation organization. Coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs.

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)
A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.

Animal Assisted Intervention International (AAII)
Non-profit organization that caters to Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) within professional healthcare and social service settings.

International Owner/Trainer Association (IOTA)
For Guide Dogs

Delta Society / Pet Partners
Info on Therapy Dogs, & the National Service Dog Resource Center is a web-based Pet Partners program, providing information and resources.

Service Dog Training Institute
Online service dog training classes and support for owner trainers. Check out SDTI’s fantastic blog on service dog training tips.

Atlas Assistance Dogs
Expanding access to servcie dogs. Because anyone who would benefit from a service dog should be able to have one.

Awesome products from companies we love

Dog ID’s
Beautiful and durable ID plates that work on our collars!
Great way to personalize your leash too.
Slide-On brass or stainless, Rivet-On brass or stainless.
Traditional dog tags, and fancy Artisan tags too.

Pet Expertise
Excellent supplier of quality dog products, they have everything you need!

Sit Stay
General dog supplies, service dog vests, etc.

Made By De
Custom dog coats, cooling coats

Cozy Horse
Custom Dog Coats (designed for our harnesses!) and service dog vests

The Store 4 Dogs
Specializing in working dog gear (MWD, police, Schutzhund, etc.)

Ears and Tails
Special equipment for service dogs, such as door openers

Ginger Lead
Dog support and rehabilitation harness, mobility sling for for supporting a dog’s rear end

Help-Em-Up Harness
Lifting harness for dog mobility that the dog can wear


Train your own service dog

Atlas Assistance Dogs – serves all US states
Owner-trainer program with online and in-person support for training your own service dog

Service Dog Training Institute
Online global service dog training classes for supporting owners for public access using positive reinforcement. Assistance dog coaching for disabilities.

Service Dog Information

Communities, Articles, etc.

2010 ADA Regulations

Minimum Training Standards IAADP

Guide to Service Dogs: what is a service dog?

VA Benefits for Service Dogs

Guide to Psychiatric Service Dogs

Service Dog Tasks for spinal cord injuries

Autism Dog Resources

5 Questions to Ask Before Partnering With a Service Dog

Service Dog Central
Community of service dog partners and trainers.

Anything Pawsable
news+more for service and working dogs

Please Don’t Pet Me
Online resource community.

Physical Fitness and Safety with Mobility Service Dogs

Puppy Culture Exercise Booklet
Puppy exercise guidelines, applicable to service dogs. Physical maturity is crucial for any physical task or harness work.

Help with Vet Bills for veterans or low income individuals

Service Dog Training Institute’s service dog training tips blogMany articles and topics with positive reinforcement techniques.

Airline travel with an animal resources: 

Non Profits BLD Supports!

There are so many organizations with missions we believe in! Here are a few more…
We support their great work with product donations, contributions, sponsorship, or membership.

And in no particular order…

Mi Casa Resource Center

Black Forest Animal Sanctuary / Southern Colorado Animal Rescue

Canine Partners of the Rockies (CaPR)

Angelyne the Amazing DEAF Cattle Dog

PetAid Colorado



Denver Dumb Friends League

Favor’s Project

Big Dogs Huge Paws

New Horizons Service Dogs

Susquehanna Service Dogs

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)

Paw Pals Assistance Dogs 

Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI)

Freedom Service Dogs

Paws and Stripes

Power Paws (AZ)

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Support Dogs Inc.

Domino Service Dogs

Service Dog Project, Inc.

Paws Assisting Veterans

Paws and Affection

Canine Helpers for the Handicapped, Inc.

Lifeline Assistance Dogs

North Shore Animal League America

Angel Paws

Alpha Search and Recovery

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
Occupaws Puptoberfest
Paws & Stripes
Silver Paw Ranch
Spirit Dogs
Veteran’s Puppies for Life
Wyoming Service Dogs
UCD, AT Program Outreach
International Hearing Dogs
Children’s Hospital
Alabama Service Dogs
Almost Home Foundation Fundraiser
MADE in Texas
Deafinately Dogs


and many, many more!


Find a professional dog trainer

The dog training world is a bit like the wild west. We suggest finding a qualified professional who meets professional standards and ethics with membership in one of these professional organizations.

Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Directory

Certification Council for professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Directory

International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP)
Find a Canine Professional Global Search 

Karen Pryor Academy Clicker Training (KPA-CTP)
Find a Certified Training Partner

Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
Search for a PPG professional 

Colorado Dog Training Resources

We’d love to list all of our favorite people and organizations that we work with throughout the world, but there are just too many!
Here are a few local groups and people we have worked with:

Reputable Dog Trainers in the Denver area:

Noble Beast
Training classes, reactive dog training, day care, etc.

Fetch Masters – basic, advanced, board and train, and positive hunting/gun dog training!
Thomas or Linda Aaron

Clearwater Dog Training
Gina or Tom

Service Dog Training in Colorado

Assistance Dogs International (ADI)
Search for accredited service dog providers

Atlas Assistance Dogs – serves all US states
Owner-trainer program with online and in-person support for training your own service dog
Online Trainer Academy for experienced professional dog trainers to learn advanced service dog training and disability skills

Domino Service Dogs – Colorado/Denver area
Owner-trainer program for training your own service dog
(720) 347-5979

Canine Partners of the Rockies – Colorado
Provides highly trained service dogs
(303) 364-9040

Freedom Service Dogs
Provides trained service dogs for veterans and active-duty military, children, and other adults 
(303) 922-6231

Veteran’s Puppies for Life – Denver and Colorado Springs
Provides puppies and training for veterans and emergency first responders
(303) 946-3321

Mountain High Service Dogs
(719) 440-8282

Service Dog Training Institute
Online global service dog training classes for supporting owners for public access using positive reinforcement. Assistance dog coaching for disabilities.

Miscellaneous helpful info

Can Disability Benefits Help Pay for a Service Animal? 3 Things to Know About Service Animals and Social Security Benefits

Need help navigating your local government agencies to find contact info? Try this website.

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