The program considers applications regardless of race, sex, or religion. The only cost to our clients is that of a background check which is ~35.00 and paid directly to the background provider. Clients are not required to participate in fundraising or public relations activities without their expressed and voluntary permission.

WFSD APPLICATION STAGES

Stage 1 Qualifications

Stage 2 Application Process

  • Step 1 Online Application
  • Step 2 Paperwork – (DD214, Verification of PTS, Self-Assessment)
  • Step 3 Phone Interview
  • Step 4 Background Check

Stage 3 Monthly Open House

  • Expectation Form Signed
  • Home Visit Expectations

Stage 4 Admissions Review Team

  • Final approval or disapproval to become a candidate

Stage 5 Pre-training w/K9 Candidates & Final Home Visit

Stage 6 Candidate/Dog Training

  • 8 weeks in duration
  • Twice a week: once in a group and once in individual training sessions
  • Work on individualized tasks specific to candidates needs

Stage 7 Graduation

  • Candidates and dogs are recognized as an official service dog team

Stage 8 Post Graduate Check-ups

  • Graduates meet once a month for 6 months then once every other month for 6 months with head trainer to refresh service dog team skills

Stage 9 – Annual Recertification

  • Graduates must recertify as a service dog team yearly through the passing of the PAT

Stage 10 – Ownership Transfer

  • After the first year of recertification, the graduate is awarded ownership of their service dog
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*Due to limited resources, we are unable to train Veteran owned dogs for our program.

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