Our Application Process
Before consideration, the Veteran must complete the application in its entirety.
Submitting an incomplete application will result in your application being put at the end of our
We apologize for this, but we are a small organization of only a handful of volunteers. Unfortunately,
we do not have the manpower to take the time required to handle incomplete applications. Incomplete
application submissions slow down the application processing time, and it makes the wait time longer
To qualify, you must be able to answer YES to all of these questions:
- Are you a Combat Veteran?
- Do you have PTSD and/or TBI?
- Can you financially afford to care for a dog?
- Will your doctor provide you with a letter stating your medical need for a service dog?
- Can you cover your own travel expenses to pick up the dog and stay for training?
- Can you attend a 2 consecutive weeks training course?
- Have you read and agreed to our full terms and conditions?
Items required to submit with your application:
Copy of signed letter, on a doctor's letterhead, from your diagnosing physician
This letter must come from a physician and not a counselor or social worker. This letter
must state that your physician recommends a service animal to help mitigate your disability,
and not a therapy animal or emotional support animal.
Copy of your driver's license
Copy of your DD-214 or 60-day letter
You must be retired or honorably discharged, or within 60 days of being retired or honorably
discharged. This is due to the time requirements of our training process.
Last three household pay stubs or bank statements showing direct deposit
This verifies that you have the financial capability to care for a service dog, including
being able to cover the costs of monthly food, flea/tick prevention, heartworm prevention,
veterinary care, etc...
Photos of the inside and outside of your residense
This is used for the dog selection process.
Completed, in its entirety, the background check paperwork provided in the application for yourself
and any family members or friends you plan to bring with you to receive your dog.
You will be required to attend your service dog's graduation at the prison where we train all of
our service dogs, and this is where you will be presented with your service dog. The Department
of Corrections requires that everyone entering the prison have a completed background check. All
of our staff, board members, and volunteers are also required to complete this paperwork to enter
You will be notified within six months from the time that you submit your application on whether or not it
has been approved. Once your application has been approved, the wait time for a service dog could be an
additional six months to one year because all our dogs are fully trained prior to being placed with a Veteran.
Additionally, you will also be required to:
Attend a two week training course at our location in Florida immediately upon receiving
your service dog.
Attend a one week training course between six months and one year after you have received your
service dog at our location in Florida for follow-up, testing, and graduation.
Submit monthly videos as well as phone and web conferencing for up to one year.
Download the Application Documents
Be sure to print, complete, and sign (where applicable) all forms provided below. Mail or fax the forms to the following:
63 Ocean Blvd.
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
Fax: (321) 425-4183
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