Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound

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ADC takes the health and safety of our assistance dogs and membership requirements very seriously. Those requirements include that all assistance dogs have had a recent fecal exam, is free of worms, use a preventative flea treatment and be current on all of their shots. If you wish to visit an ADC meeting and you have an assistance dog, please ensure that your dog has recently been tested and is free of worms, fleas, etc.

If you are interested in becoming a member or visiting with us, Click here for ADC’s Assistance Dog Behavior Guidelines.

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Contact Us
The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound can be reached by e-mailing

The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound (ADCPS) is granted nonprofit status under 501(c)(3) from the Internal Revenue Service

(Tax ID Number: 91-2080563).

ADCPS is also registered with the State of Washington as an Exempt Charitable Organization

(Number: 24995).

In June of 2010 the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $2,000 to the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound to be used expressly for the purpose of our Emergency Vet Care Fund available to our members. Funding for this grant is provided by the Hayes Family Fund of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. This donation has enabled ADCPS to reinstate the fund used to provide help for assistance dogs belonging to ADCPS members for necessary critical veterinary care.

The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound (ADCPS) is a member of Guidestar.

The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or any other basis covered by local law.  If any person is in need of  special assistance due to a disability or accommodation for a disability, please contact us at <>.

We welcome you to the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound and encourage you to get to know us by visiting the links above.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound (ADC) is to provide a safe, supportive and educational environment that will enhance the partnership of persons with disabilities and their assistance dogs.

Membership and/or Newsletter
ADC submits enrollment to IAADP for Partner Members only during our September membership drive.

Partner Membership: (Voting Member)    $40.00
Partner membership is for persons with a disability partnered with a SD or SDIT

*A person applying for a new partner membership must attend two (2) meetings.

Friend membership: (Voting Member)
$30.00 or $40.00
Friend membership is for those who are friends and supporters who are not partnered with a SD or SDIT

Fee for ADC Friend membership is  $40.00 with IAADP membership to receive Partner's Forum and $30.00 without IAADP.

Bi-Monthly Newsletter Subscription is $25 for one year.

The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound (ADCPS) is a member of the WA State CFD # 1479450

Conference 2011

It Doesn’t Have to Be a Mountain-Simple Solutions for SD Issues

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The INN at Gig Harbor

3211 56th Street NW

Gig Harbor, WA

The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound welcomes you to a day of discussion and sharing of information. The Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound welcomes you to a day of discussion and the sharing of information. The conference will open with a presentation on “Vaccinations, Parasite Control, and Lumps and Bumps” presented by Janie Unbehagen, DVM, Animal Care Clinic, University Place, WA. The afternoon presentation will be “Easy to Fix Behavior Issues and What Problems are Really Red Flags” presented by Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, All Creatures Behavior Counseling, Kirkland, WA. Lunch will offer you an opportunity for small group discussions on several different issues related to assistance dogs. Tables for vendors, and information related to assistance dogs, will be available throughout the day. We hope you can join us!

Click here for Conference Registration, fees and additional information.Index_files/ConferenceRegistrationForm_2011.pdf