Service Dogs, Inc. of Austin, Texas

Resources and Links

Assistance Dogs International

ADI-logoIf you are looking for an assistance dog in a geographic area outside of Texas or for a purpose outside of what Service Dogs, Inc. trains for, explore the training groups lists on this site.  This is also where you can learn about assistance dogs in general including standards and ethics.

“Assistance Dogs International (ADI) is a coalition of not for profit assistance dog organizations. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of assistance dogs, staff and volunteer education, as well as educating the public about assistance dogs, and advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs.”

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP)

IAADP logoThis organization focuses on the people who use assistance dogs – the partners.

If your assistance dog question is hard to fit, take a look here.

“A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.”


The Americans With Disabilities Act & Service Dogs

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This article by the U.S. Department of Justice answers commonly asked questions.  Where can dogs go? What rights do Service Dogs have? What restrictions may Service Dogs encounter? What is a Service Dog and what must it perform to be qualified as such?  These and many other answers are in this article.


The Air Carrier Access Act

Traveling by Air with Service Animals_Final Rule (OST-2018-0068) 85 Fed. Reg. 79742

The ACAA governs air travel with Service Dogs.

Summary of new rules, effective January 11, 2021:

State Laws that Apply to Service Dogs (pdf file)

Guide to AD Laws from ADI


Find out your state’s law on assistance dogs in this pdf publication. It includes laws of other countries, too.

Researched and published by Assistance Dogs International.


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