- Applicant must be an active or former military veteran with a diagnosis of service-related PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), and or MST (Military Sexual Trauma).
- Service in combat is NOT a requirement.
- Post 9/11 service is NOT required.
- A VA Disability percentage rating is NOT required.
Each applicant must provide a DD214 Long Form stating Character of Service.
Diagnosis of PTSD, TBI, MST
You must provide a letter from a physician, counselor, or VA stating:
~ diagnosis of service-related PTSD, TBI, and/or MST.
~ you are medically, mentally, and physically able to handle the responsibilities of owning and training a dog.
The letter must be printed on the official letterhead of the provider. To avoid unnecessary delays in processing your application,
and give it to your physician, counselor, or VA.
Felony Convictions are Ineligible
Felony convictions, domestic violence, sexual offenses, or animal mistreatment, abuse, neglect, or cruelty disqualify you from this program.
The only thing required to benefit from this program is a strong desire to heal and the ability to imagine that you can.