List of members

Here you will find a list of organizations around the world who have joined IAHAIO and who support IAHAIO’s goals. To find out more about their work, please click on the link to their website, or send an email to one of the listed main contacts.
If you have any queries regarding human-animal interactions in your own country, you are advised to contact the IAHAIO member organization (if there is representation in that country) in the first instance to see if they can assist with your enquiry.

Full members


Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on the Human-Pet Relationship, Austria (IEMT)

Belgian Association for Study and Information on the Human-Animal Relationship (ETHOLOGIA plus), Belgium

Estonian Association of Assistance and Therapy Dogs, Estonia

Adrienne and Pierre Sommer Foundation, France

CuraCane, Germany

Pets in Society Research Group (PSRG), Germany

The Israeli Association of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy (IAAAP), Israel

Magid Institute (Hebrew University, Israel)

Associazione Italiana Uso Cani da Assistenza (AIUCA), Italy

Italian National Reference Centre for Animal Assisted Interventions, Italy

Scuola di Interazione Uomo Animale, Italy

Research in Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Education (RETAA), Luxembourg

Animal Assisted Interventions in Care, Research and Education (AAIZOO), the Netherlands

KNGF Geleidehonden, Nederland

The Norwegian Centre of Anthrozoology, Norway

Perro - NPKU, Poland


Associação Portuguesa de Intervenção - IWAIAA

Dog Assist Association, Romania

Fundacion Affinity, Spain

Manimalis, Sweden

Scandinavian Association of Therapy Dogs (Svth), Sweden

Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Human-Pet Relationship Switzerland (IEMT)

I.E.A.P./I.E.T., Institute for applied Ethology and Animal Psychology, Switzerland

International Society for Animal Assisted Therapy (ISAAT), Switzerland

Therapy Dogs Switzerland, Switzerland

Society for Companian Animal Studies, (SCAS) U.K.

Pets as Therapy, U.K.

Stiftung Schweizerische Schule fur Blindenfuhrhunde. Switzerland

Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, United Kingdom

World Animal Protection, United Kingdom

CTAC: Centre de Terapies Assistides amb Cans SL en Barcelona (Spain)

North America

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), USA

American Humane Association (AHA), USA

Pet Partners (former Delta Society), USA

Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International, USA

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), USA

Canine Therapy Corps, Chicago U.S.A.

The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (HABRI), U.S.A.

International Society of Anthrozoology (ISAZ), USA

Denver Pet Partners, USA

ReCHAI, Research Centre for Human-Animal Interactions (USA)

Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC), USA

Green Chimneys Children's Services, USA

Center for Animal Human Relationships (CENTAUR), USA

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, USA

Knights of Columbus Development Centre at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center

The Good Dog Foundation, USA

Oakland University Center for HAI, USA

South America

INATAA - Instituto Nacional de Ações e Terapias Assistidas por Animais 

Pacific Rim

Society for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (HARS), Japan

Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA), Japan

J-HANBS, Japan

Human-Animal Bond Association of Korea (HAB Korea), Korea

Korean Animal Hospital Association (KAHA), Korea

Companion Animal Research and Information Centre (CARIC), Peoples Republic of China

Center for Chang-Pa Animal Assisted Therapy, South Korea

KNOTS, Japan

Hong Kong Institute of Animal-Assisted Intervention (HKIAAI), Hong Kong

Affiliate members

North America

Project Pooch, USA

Bergin University for Canine Studies, USA

American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians (AAHABV), USA

Therapy Animals of San Antonio, USA

Human-Animal Bond in Tennessee 

Paws & Effect, USA

San Francisco SPCA AAT Programs

Hand in Paw, USA

PATH International, USA


Federation of Veterinariams of Europe (FVE), Europe

Pet therapy association Indeficienter (UPTIV), Croatia

Kaniterapija, Lithuania

Hundsam -pedagogisk hund i tjänst, Sweden

Society for Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities, GTTA, Switzerland

Barry Foundation, Switzerland

Tel Aviv University, Animals and Society, Israel

Trygfonden, Denmark

Institut fur soziales Lernen mit Tieren (ISLT), Germany

Pet Village, Italy

UNICA, Italy

Maith Onlus, Italy

Licorne et Phénix est l'association française pour la médiation animale, France

FECAVA, Europe

Pacific Rim

Japanese Service Dog Resource Academy (JSDRA) Japan

Formosa Animal-Assisted Activity and Therapy Association, Taiwan

Precious Dogs Association (Taiwan)

Cherished Pets Foundation, Australia

Fundacion Momenros de Alegria, Colombia

Southern Asia


Animal Angels Foundation, India 


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.