"The welfare of dogs is of paramount importance to all concerned in the development of partnerships involving mental health." Craig MacLellan CEO

It is already accepted that among veterans with PTSD there is acknowledgement to the way animals create a sense of safety and security for their human companions; but equal attention needs to be paid to the safety and welfare of any dogs used as an intervention for mental health.

Safety is an important concern when using dogs in any health care capacity. Specifically, the safety of the animal, the human companion, and the general public.