David Cockrell, city manager of Atlanta, Texas came to the airport KATA and ordered our service dog out of the terminal. He stated that we would be placed in jail if we returned. He made the statement in the presence of the chief of police Robin Betts and one of the city council men (I don't care what federal laws or Texas state laws are We will not allow service animals in the terminal)
I felt so hopeless in this journey until I got the return phone call from Veronica and she told me what PSDP has to offer. Thank you for changing my life!
Being on the PSDP listserv has been really transformative for me. I have learned so much and I really feel like I’m not alone with my day to day experiences. Those experiences that come with having a service dog for your mental illness can be isolating in so many ways. PSDP has really helped me through some things and has taught me so much about service dogs.
I gain so much valuable information from PDSP. I just recently began basic obedience training with my puppy. I hope to soon have her do work and tasks to help me cope with anxiety about being in large groups of people and she also cheers me up when my mood dips to a dangerous place mentally.
Caring, knowledgeable, and sympathetic to psychiatric needs. A true community of people who are working to better themselves, other people coping with psychiatric symptoms, and to promote wellness with real kindness and understanding.
I would not have been able to get through this year without the help of this organization. I owe Veronica my life for her amazing work and her caring personality.
Genuinely caring group of people whose collective knowledge is invaluable in the service dog world. Volunteers give freely of their time to help newcomers. PSDP maintains a fantastically helpful website, full of information.
PSDP has been an amazing ressource for me. Not only to educate myself and my family/friends about psychiatric service dogs, but also to help me realize that a psychiatric SD is the right choice for me. PSDP has also helped me explain to my psychiatrist how and why this would help me in my treatment plan. All in all, it's a wonderful organization, with a goal to help, support, and educate people with mental illness and their loved ones, as well as anyone curious about psychiatric service dogs.
I found this group online and have found them to be both a supportive community and host to a wealth of information. Before finding PSDP I had no idea A psychiatric service dog existed. Now I’m better educated on my rights and have a community of peers to assist me. Thanks PSDP
My name is Olivia and I have only amazing things to say about PSDP. They have provided so many resources and have the most caring community. PSDP helped me with recommendations for my service dog breeder and helped me obtain accurate information about service dog law.
As someone who has been working toward getting a PSD for quite awhile now, I can truly say that without PSDP, I would not be nearly as confident in choosing breeds and breeders, deciding what I need in a trainer, and knowing the applicable laws where I live.
The learning and companionship I have gotten from the listserv are unforgettable. The volunteer board goes all out to advocate for PSDs in whatever capacity they are able.
I love PSDP.
I have been a member of PDSP's listserv for about a year. The members have all been so nice about answering my questions and giving advice. I would not have been able to take my Service Dog in Training from the beginning stages to SDiT(Service Dog in Training) without the kind people that answer my questions through their listserv.
Psychiatric Service Dog Partners is a great resource for the community as well as people with Service Animals. I don't know where I would be without them.
My service dog, Jackie Chan, and I were so fortunate to find psdp to help with advanced training cetificates and general advice from caring people who experience many of the same difficult situations in public with our service dogs. It is a wonderful, supportive group.
This is an awesome group. I have learned many things from this group. It is a great source of support. The members are always there to help you in any way possible.
This place has helped others & myself not only learn how to train our service dog, but also to advocate for yourself when needed. PSDP has been a great support to me.
A much needed specialized source of support, that has been needed for a long time.
It doesn't matter if you have been training dogs for years or are trying to figure out where to begin, this group will support you the entire way. Not only are they supportive with advice on everything service dog related, including advocacy, they are also supportive of any and all health issues. You don't have to be worried about being judged for your mental health, everyone in the group has mental heath struggles, which also means someone will be able to relate to your struggles. The moderators make sure it stays a supportive environment, something difficult to find in the service dog community at times.
I had been looking for years into getting a PSD,while researching PSDP answered any questions i had and pointed me twords their great library of info. They supported me thru a great let down of a breeder who changed their mind based on my meds. And the joy of another breeder who said yes. Thru the im not ready panic when i got the word that my pup was born to his name change cause the one i wanted was taken. They guided me as the time for him to come home drew nearer to training questions I have. they offer advice for the serious and laugh with me at the funny things new puppies do. They were there when Jasper was just a thought brought up by my doctor and they are still here to support as I muddle thru training Jasper. I don't know if I would have Jasper or where I'd be without PDSP...Thank You guys.
This group is awesome not only do they have really great info on their website but they have an awesome list serve community. They talk to you personally and are really helping me on my journey to getting my PSD. Also when you can talk to each other it's sometimes comforting to know others are going thru the same and similar things and we can lift each other up.
Great resource for anyone needing help understanding the service dog laws. This group is on the front line of changing things for the betterment of the Disabled service dog handlers life.