We breed and select golden retriever puppies for approved service dog applicants. Once the application process has been completed you will be notified if your application is approved or not approved. We understand their is a great, unmet need for reliable, trained service dogs, however we are not able to approve all applications due to program constraints. We will identify why your application was or was not approved for our service dog program.
With application approved, a service dog candidate is selected for you. You are required to meet and approve of your selected service dog before training begins. The service dog stays with us for the entire training program until delivery. We encourage monthly/quarterly visits with your service dog in training when possible.
Your service dog is trained for you and delivery is scheduled when your service dog is ready to go home. Delivery training is conducted at your home over the course of 4 days to teach you everything your service dog knows. You will develop a routine to ensure a smooth transition.
Our service dogs are not free, however we offer split payments over several months. This allows ample time to create online fundraisers, request employer sponsorship or to search for grants. Service dogs cost, on average, twenty thousand dollars, or 4 payments of $5,000. Costs may vary as they are based on tasks trained and payment amounts and dates will be identified in the training contract.
We guarantee delivery of a healthy, working service dog upon completion. Lifetime support is provided via phone, email, video chat, or hands-on refresher training.
Step 1 Online Application
Find out if your needs match our program offerings. This online application is free. Your application will be sent to us electronically and our Service Dog Trainers will evaluate your application to determine suitability for our service dog program. Please note not all applications will be approved due to types of service dogs trained within our program, tasks trained, breeds and selection of service dog candidates, and delivery limitations set forth by the annual schedule.
Service Dog Trainers will receive and evaluate your Online Application. Please allow up to 2 weeks for an email response. You will be notified if your application has been approved or declined.
Please use the link below to complete your Free Service Dog Online application today.
When your Online Service Dog Application is approved, you will be sent a Preliminary Application via email. This application will ask more details about the Applicant's symptoms, prognosis, and goals. Service Dog Trainers may follow up with additional questions.
If the online application is approved, you will be notified via email and the Preliminary Service Dog Application will be sent to you. When received, our Service Dog trainers will review your application and respond with approval or reason for denial.
Step 3 Full Application
Once the Preliminary Application has been approved, a Full Service Dog Application will then be mailed to you. This application is designed to help us get to know you better and understand your needs more thoroughly. A referral from a Service Provider and Doctor are required as part of the application.
Step 4 Telephone Conference
A telephone conference will be scheduled to discuss your application responses in further detail. Your referring Service Provider and Doctor will be contacted to gain a full understanding of how they believe a service dog will enhance your quality of living.
Step 5 Meet Your Selected Service Dog
A service dog will be selected for you based on your needs. A meeting will be planned so that you can get to know the service dog selected specifically for you. You must pay your travel costs.
Step 6 Service Dog Training Agreement
After meeting your selected service dog, a Service Dog Training Agreement will be provided. This agreement sets forth the training for the service dog selected specifically for you. All of the details about the week-long home delivery, health guarantee, and follow up training for life are provided. The Service Dog Training Agreement must be returned with 25% down payment of the total service dog cost. Remaining payment amounts and due dates will be specified within the contract. Once received, the service dog training will begin and lasts 12-24 months, on average, to complete. Your service dog will be fully trained for you during this time.
Step 7 Delivery
Once your service dog is fully trained, he or she will be delivered to you. Delivery is conducted in your home from morning until evening over the course of 5 days. You must be home and schedule all appointments or activities you regularly attend such as therapy sessions, grocery shopping, dining out, and religious services. Costs you must pay include the final payment, our travel to your home, lodging, and meals.