Application process

Thank you for your interest in applying for membership of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO). One of the main goals of IAHAIO is to gather together national associations and related organizations to advance the understanding and appreciation of the link between humans and animals. If you think that your organization can benefit from membership of IAHAIO and can contribute to IAHAIO achieving its objectives, then we would be very pleased to receive your application and learn more about your work.

How to submit an application

You can apply for IAHAIO membership at any time.
To make an application, please complete the application form below. Applications will only be accepted via this online form and must be submitted in English.


Your application will be considered by the IAHAIO Board and you will be notified of the outcome within 6 weeks of your application. Please note that once you have submitted your application, you may be contacted by Elizabeth Ormerod, IAHAIO Vice President for Membership, for further details, if required. New IAHAIO member organizations will have the opportunity to present their work at the IAHAIO AGM, but this is not compulsory.


Payment of membership fees will be required once your application has been approved. You will be sent an invoice by email for the appropriate fee according to your category of membership. Please note, if you join between March and December, this fee will be pro rata. You are requested to make payment within 4 weeks of receipt of the invoice.  Therafter IAHAIO membership fees are due each year in January - an invoice will be sent to each member organisation.
Organisations should use the online payment method outlined in the email to which the invoice is attached. This is an efficient, cost-effective method and is preferable to checks. Any queries regarding payment should be sent to

Application form

Please complete all fields of the application form here. You may also include any additional relevant documentation to support your application, by uploading files.


IAHAIO conference stream and AGM 2017, California

IAHAIO is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a dedicated HCAB stream at the ISAZ conference on 24 June 2017 at the University of California, Davis, California, USA. The IAHAIO Annual General Meeting will take place on 23 June. Registration is now open. Full details, including the IAHAIO programme, can be found here. IAHAIO member, Pet Partners, is also offering 6 places to IAHAIO members for their Pet Partners Evaluator Training which will take place during the conference. Further details are available here.

IAHAIO White Paper - Animal assisted interventions

The IAHAIO White Paper outlining definitions and guidelines for animal assisted interventions and wellness of animals involved was endorsed by  IAHAIO members in 2014, and has now been translated into French, German, Dutch and Polish. An essential document for everyone involved in AAI. For further information, click here.

IAHAIO Digital Photo Contest

When you look at HAI, what do you see? HAI around the world

Open to all IAHAIO member organisations, the IAHAIO photo contest invites members to share their images of human-animal interactions with the IAHAIO community and help build our photo library. It carries a first prize of $500. Closing date for submissions is 15 May 2017. For contest rules and instructions. please click here.

Temple Grandin interview

We are delighted to share a video of Temple Grandin being interviewed by IAHAIO Board member, Brinda Jegatheesan, which was shown at the IAHAIO conference in July. Click here to view.

People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (PAIJ)

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new IAHAIO open-access, peer-reviewed Journal! It publishes articles relating to research, practice and education in HAI and AAI. For further information and to submit abstracts for review for the first issues, please click here.