Is a mindDog really an assistance dog?
What is the difference between an assistance dog and a therapy dog?
Why aren’t all mindDogs Labradors?
Which illnesses qualify for a mindDog?
If you have a medical practitioner who says you have a mental health disability, you qualify for a mindDog. Part 2 of the application form sets this out. A medical practitioner can be a psychiatrist, psychologist, community health nurse or a GP.
We don’t accept people with a physical disability. There are other organisations which provide help.
What is a Public Access Test?
What does the at home assessment involve?
What if my dog is under 6 months of age?
Where can’t a mindDog go?
Can a mindDog go into a workplace?
What if they don’t let me in?
Sometimes you may not be allowed in into a venue or area with your mindDog. Unfortunately discrimination does occur. Always carry some information to give to places of business etc. on your rights. “But we serve food” is not legally a reason to deny access. Provided you dog is clean and behaving appropriately anywhere the general public is allowed, your dog is allowed also. If you continue to have issues, please email us to escalate the issue and get further support. See one of the above FAQ’s on “Where can’t a mindDog go?” and also look at the Public Access Test PDF regarding the section on access.
Additional information, including the mindDog Access Issues phone number and email address is at Access Issues.