The Role of Dogs Research Study

Do you have an opinion about the impact of canine friendship on the lives of people withFreckle disabilities/chronic health conditions? A new research project called “The Role of Dogs” is seeking input from people with disabilities living with service dogs OR PET DOGS as well as non-dog owners.

This study is being conducted by a research group at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. If you have questions, contact Mariko Yamamoto, PhD at

To participate in the anonymous survey you must be 18 years or older and either:
1) a person with a disability OTHER than visual or hearing disabilities, or
2) a family member of service dog partners

For this study, service dogs are defined as “dogs that have received specific training to assist their partners with disabilities other than visual or hearing disabilities.”

Survey for people with disabilities:

Survey for caregivers/family members of service dog partners:

Kindly share this information with others who may be interested in participating.