Assistance Dogs Europe active since 2000  

Regional chapter of Assistance Dogs International  

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About Assistance Dogs Europe

Regional Chapter of Assistance Dogs International

Assistance Dogs Europe is dedicated to supporting the work of assistance dog programmes across Europe. ADEu is a chapter of Assistance Dogs International (ADI). In the past ADEu encompassed the work of Animal Assistance Intervention. A new umbrella for AAI has been launched in 2013.

If you are considering setting up an assistance dog programme, or your organisation would like to join ADEu, then contact our secretariat who will be able to help you. If you think you can help us in any other way, please do let us know.

EU petition for public access for assistance dogs – we need your support by 9 November

Public access for assistance dogs (and their handlers) is still an
important issue for ADEu. Join with us and sign the EU petition to help assistance dog users claiming public access. Click here to find out more.


ADI / ADEu Conference 2017 >>

Looking for an assistance dog?

People who are looking for an assistance dog should surf to the site of Assistance Dogs International, the Programs Search part. Here you can find all European schools, who are connected with ADEu, and who train assistance dogs. ADEu is not training or accrediting individual assistance dogs, ADEu does accredit assistance dogs schools throughout Europe.

Accreditation Documents
ADI Accreditation Manual
ADI Paperwork
ADI Accreditation Procedures
ADI Accreditation Process Chart

For accreditation contact Kim van Kerkhoff to receive the necessary information:

We hope you like the site, and that the site can be used to help people with an assistance dog to get better access in public places and understanding from the European public.


Upcoming events

  • ADEu Conference 2017
  • There will be an ADEu Meeting in Vienna, Austria May 2017. More information will be available before the end of 2016. Don’t miss this opportunity to come to this meeting and enjoy the beautiful city of Vienna. Read more

News updates


We need your help

ADEu needs money to lobby in Brussels and towards national gouvernments for easy access for our assistance dog partnerships and their dogs. Thank you for your support!