Thank you for visiting our website. Joanne and I travel the United States working to get this information out to as many people as we can. Please consider helping us in our mission. Here are some ways you could help:

  • Talk to everyone you know about these rights. Even if they don't have a psychiatric disability they may know someone who does.

  • Share our free booklet with others. Feel free to make copies (please!) and hand it out to anyone you wish.

  • Particularly keep your eyes open for every opportunity to share the information with professionals who work with people with psychiatric disabilities (doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, case workers, peer specialists, etc.). Doing this can help many, many people with psychiatric disabilities.

  • Also look for opportunities to share this information with people who work with animals (you vet's office, the local shelter, pet supply stores, etc.) Many people with disabilities give up their existing pets unnecessarily when they move.

  • Talk about us to organizations you work for or belong to. WE SPEAK TO ANY INTERESTED GROUP FOR FREE. For example, we speak at clubhouses and do in-service trainings. We'd love to speak to your organization.

  • If you or someone you know has more questions or wants to speak to someone who's been through the process of getting an emotional support animal or living with/training a psychiatric service dog give them our contact information from the cover of this booklet or have them contact us through the contact us page on We don't offer legal services, we don't provide or train animals, and we don't have any money to give, but Joanne is always willing to share her experiences or point someone in the right direction.

  • If you are planning or know of a conference or gathering for which this or similar information would be appropriate please contact us so we can send a proposal.

Thanks again! We hope to see or hear from you in the future,

With all my unconditional love,

Maeve, Psychiatric Service Dog and Mental Health Advocate