Canines for Service primarily focus is providing service dogs for Veterans with service-connected disabilities.
– A national program providing Veterans with service-connected disabilities quality trained service dogs
– Serving Veterans nationally from all conflicts or wars
– Providing mobility limitations, traumatic brain injury, and clinically diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder.
– Veterans must be honorably or medically discharged, completed and graduated basic training and all MOS related schools of training, assigned to an operational unit
– Does not serve individuals who are legally blind, experience total hearing loss or other mental health diagnoses
– Dogs are selected, trained and accessed by Canines for Service
– All dogs are shelter or rescue dogs between 1 to 2 years of age when entering training; breed restrictions do apply
– Does not train a person’s pet to be their service dog
– A service dog is an eight (8) to ten (10) or more year commitment; consider this obligation carefully when deciding to apply for a service dog
– No charge for a service dog or are Veterans required to fundraise or pay-it-forward
– Wait time is one year or less from approval of the application.
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