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PE01744: Psychiatric service dogs in Scotland


Petitioner: Karen Mercedes Greer


Closing Date for Online Petition: 16 September 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to recognise the valuable role psychiatric service dogs can play in helping people recover from trauma and mental ill health, and to fund a pilot programme of accredited psychiatric service dogs in Scotland.

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  • What difference do you think psychiatric service dogs could make to people with mental health problems?
  • Who would benefit most?
  • How should their training be accredited?
  • Who should provide this training?


We have these types of companion dogs in Australia. They do help tremendously..They are known generally as assistance dogs.

Andrena Blizzard

4:32 on 21 Aug 2019

a very worthwhile cause which would assist a lot of anxiety sufferers.

marjory greig

11:59 on 12 Aug 2019

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