We are a non-profit organization supporting Animal Assisted Interventions (AAIs)

The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) is the global association of organizations that engage in practice, research and/or education in animal assisted activity, animal assisted therapy, and service animal training.  These activities serve to promote pet ownership, the human-animal bond, and respectful approaches to engaging with animals. We:

  1. Hold regular international conferences
  2. Conduct a yearly annual general meeting, engaging member groups through joint symposia or dedicated tracks
  3. Sponsor policy statements/resolutions and declarations on issues related to HAI, for example the IAHAIO White Paper 2014
  4. Publish scientific and practice-based articles in the IAHAIO open access, peer reviewed online Journal, People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice
  5. Provide an online forum for members, researchers and practitioners
  6. Publish a bi-monthly newsletter for members, supporters and the public on HAI happenings around the world
  7. Establish international task-forces to address pressing issues in the field, for example the international task-force for standards in AAI best practice and animal welfare


For more information, visit www.iahaio.org