These are becoming quite common in the US and other places, but afaik not recognised in the UK. Nobody wants to fund them.
For people at the end of their tether, with nowhere to turn, this could be a valuable aid in building confidence, companionship, etc
If you have depression, or some other illness, do you feel an assistance dog would help you and why?
Personally, I think it would have done me a lot of good.
Has yours come through yet?