Francie graduates from university with Deputy Dog Paddy by her side.
You must be willing to commit to the Deputy Dog training program for at least one year and up to two years.
You must live within 50 miles of program headquarters.
You must be able to meet the physical and financial needs of a service dog, including medical expenses.
You must be actively pursuing the goal of independent living and seeking to improve your quality of life through partnership with an assistance dog.
Applicant must agree to follow through with all aspects of the current application process, to complete team training and to abide by all program follow-up guidelines.
Applicant must be 18 years of age or be partnered with an adult, both to do all training together.
Applications for assistance dogs will be accepted regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age or disability.
We would love to talk with you about Deputy Dog!
The most important component in the success of our program is you.
The ideal student will be a highly motivated person with the commitment and time to be successful. You must understand the entire process - training, lectures and homework. Health, family support and temperament are all important.
Please fill out the application below and we will contact you as soon as possible.
You will observe a class, followed by an in-home interview. Matching you with an appropriate dog for service will be the first option. If you already have a dog that may be well-suited for service work, your dog/relationship will be evaluated during additional interviews.
*COVID UPDATE: DELAYS RESULTING FROM THE PANDEMIC HAVE SET BACK SCHEDULING CONSIDERABLY. THERE IS AN EXTENDED WAIT TO START THE PROGRAM. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
Dash opens the door.