Service Animals of Mississippi


This is an archived program and therefore, may not contain current information.

The Service Animals of Mississippi is no longer active at The Institute for Disability Studies however we recommend that you call one of the two following resources for information on current programs.

For persons who are blind in need of a guide dog please call Becky Floyd with Gallant Hearts at (601) 853-6996.



Other General Service Animal Resources

Americans with Disabilities - ADA Web site
Amendments - Americans with Disabilities ACT Title II
Assistance Dog United Campaign
Assistance Dogs International - ADI
Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Life
Delta Society
Disability Rights Mississippi - Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners - IAADP
Land of PureGold Foundation
Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities (MSCDD)
Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Mississippi University Center on Developmental Disabilities, Institute for Disability Studies
Morris Service Dog Program
Puppies 'n Dogs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families

Document resources

SAM application
SAM Foster Application
SAM Obedience
SAM Program handout
ADA Business Brief
ADA Commonly Asked Questions About Service Animals

Other links

Doctors Foster and Smith - WARNING - Chocolate and Dogs Don't Mix Well

KSL News: Dogs, kids and autism - LEHI -- Utah children with autism are talking and learning to interact with adults through dogs. The highly-trained animals are opening a new door for therapy -- allowing adults, often for the first time, to enter their world.

The New York Times: Good Dog, Smart Dog - The increasingly complicated work of service dogs suggests there's more to their brain than a good nose and an instinct to please.

Today Show Video: Shelter dogs aid disabled vets

Exploring the Health Benefits of Pets - New York Times

Today Show Video: DOgs sniff peanuts for allergic kids

Shea Megale, a young, wheelchair-bound author and her dog Mercer

'Sit! Stay! Snuggle!': An Iraq Vet Finds His Dog Tuesday -

Emergency and Disaster Relief & Preparedness for People with Disabilities Partnered with Assistance Dogs - Assistance dogs are helpful for many individuals with disabilities, in addition to those who are blind or visually impaired. What happens when disaster strikes and someone who uses a service dog needs emergency shelter? Find out what is required of shelters in accommodating a service dog. Visit the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners website.