A Guide to Obtaining a Service Dog  

Ensure you truly require assistance to qualify for a service dog.


Look into accredited service dog organizations and registered providers.

 Research Where to Get One  

You can owner-train a dog yourself with professional guidance.  

 Consider Owner-Training  

Provide medical info and any necessary doctor recommendation letters. 

Prepare Application  

 Many programs have long wait lists, so apply to multiple.  

Be Ready for a Wait  

Look into grants, fundraising, loans, charities to cover $25K+ costs.

 Figure Out Financing

Service dogs require extensive ongoing training and care.  

 Be Prepared to Commit  

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