Learn about Service Dog Research

Our project

10 Minute Video Introduction

About Us: A PAWSitive Support Project for Veterans with PTSD

Opportunity for service dog organizations


A Health Canada-funded project is learning how service dogs can help veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover from problematic substance use with peer support 

We are looking for service dog organizations to get involved!

For more information please contact:

Maryellen Gibson


Email: maryellen.gibson@usask.ca

This project has been approved by the University of Saskatchewan Animal and Human Research Ethics Boards. Ethics number 20170114 & 17-371

Service dogs and our project in the news


Saskatoon Starphoenix article discussing our team, project goals and how service dogs can help veterans living with ptsd and addiction


Webinar on gender informed and trauma informed approaches toward service dog work

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Service Dog Research

1024 Arts Building, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A5, Canada

(306) 966-5912 The views expressed here in do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada