Useful Links

Here are some web links with more information on the themes of depression and emotional support animals:

Dog Rescue and Adoption

Here are links to some of the larger UK dog rescue organisations but don’t forget to check out local sanctuaries in your area too.

Dogpages – Lists all major regional centresa as well as breed specific rescues

DogsBlog – A UK-wide free online abandoned dog search

The Blue Cross – http://www.bluecross.org.uk/

The Dogs Trust– http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/rehoming/

National Animal Welfare Trust

Battersea Dogs Home – http://www.battersea.org.uk/

Psychological Assistance Dogs

Pads – Dedicated to bringing psychological assistance dogs to the U.K. For enquiries email:  pads.uk@gmail.com

Mental Health Assistance Dogs – For enquiries email: mentalhealthdogs@hotmail.co.uk.

Depression

Mind – The leading UK charity for mental illness http://www.mind.org.uk/

Talk Depression An online depression support forum http://talk-depression.org.uk

Equality Legislation

The 2010 Equality Act 

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s page on disability

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/advice-and-guidance/your-rights/disability/

Assistance Dogs / Companion Animals

Psychiatric Service Dog Society  The U.S. association for psychiatric assistance dogs. Its training section has a list of trainable tasks for dogs that covers most common forms of mental illness or depression

SCAS – Society for Companion Animal Studies

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Assistance Dogs UK -UK umbrella organsiation for assistance dogs

Dog Aid – This organisation helps people train their own assistance dogs

Assistance Dogs Europe -The European website for assistance dogs

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners Find out more about the international and USA movement for assistance dogs

Training Psychological Assistance Dogs

Psychiatric Service Dog Society

The U.S. association for psychiatric assistance dogs. Its training section has a list of trainable tasks for dogs that covers most common forms of mental illness or depression
http://www.psychdog.org/

Travelling with Pets

http://www.pettravel.com/