What PSDP does and doesn’t do

Mission Statement: promote the mental health of people using a psychiatric service dog

Psychiatric Service Dog Partners (PSDP) is a US-based nonprofit that works toward its mission internationally by advancing the public information on this website, hosting a private online peer guidance group, holding an annual convention for PSD handlers, fairly advocating for wisely-considered and experience-driven laws and policies, expertly consulting with other parties (attorneys, businesses, medical facility administrators, policymakers, et al.), and making presentations and media appearances.

PSDP does not provide dogs, train dogs, or certify service dog teams. Our job is to help you minimize mistakes and maximize successes when it comes to psychiatric service dogs, so please consider our resources as early as possible. We are an all-volunteer group run by people with disabilities; we rely on passion and public support to provide our resources at cost or free of charge.


Non-discrimination policy:
PSDP does ​its best not to unjustly discriminate on the basis of
veteran status, military status, race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, political ideology, religion, religious affiliation, creed, age, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, family status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or whether you prefer the term “service dog” or “assistance dog”! We genuinely strive to create environments that are safe, respectful, inclusive, and welcoming for all who can be a part of and benefit from them.​