K9 Acquisition - Donate a dog

Service Dog Evaluation Criteria & Application

The Stuff PTSD Service Dog Candidates Are Made Of.

The dogs we recruit for our service dog training program veterans are procured from shelters, rescues, private donors, and breeders.

Do you know a dog that meets the following preliminary criteria and needs a loving home? They may be a great candidate for service work. 

  • 9 months to 3 years old
  • Stable & confident (no shyness or fear)
  • Happy go lucky
  • Dog friendly – no aggression
  • Good with adults and children (male and female)
  • All sizes and breeds
    (EXCEPTION – no pit bulls, pit bull mix, or bully breeds due to insurance / liability issues)
  • Heartworm negative.
    (We will not accept without a heartworm test)

The Stuff PTSD Service Dog Candidates Are Made Of.

The dogs we recruit for our service dog training program veterans are procured from shelters, rescues, private donors, and breeders.

Do you know a dog that meets the following preliminary criteria and needs a loving home? They may be a great candidate for service work. 

  • 9 months to 3 years old
  • Stable & confident (no shyness or fear)
  • Happy go lucky
  • Dog friendly – no aggression
  • Good with adults and children (male and female)
  • All sizes and breeds
    (EXCEPTION – no pit bulls, pit bull mix, or bully breeds due to insurance / liability issues)
  • Heartworm negative.
    (We will not accept without a heartworm test)

Testing & Evaluation

Please note, even though a dog may meet the above criteria it does not necessarily mean they will evaluate favorably as a PTSD service dog recruit. If the dog displays these key personality traits we would be very interested in meeting the dog to have a closer look. We ask that you bring the dog to the K9 P4P training campus for a temperament evaluation and tested with a veteran to see if they respond to the scent of adrenaline. 

We have seen many great spirited dogs that did not test out well for PTSD Service Dog work.

Considerations

We will not schedule an evaluation if the dog has recently been neutered or spayed. Give the dog at least 2 weeks to recover before requesting an evaluation.

We will consider a dog as young as 6 months old up to 4 years if the dog demonstrates great promise.

Dogs with a lot of hair or high maintenance dogs would not be a good service dog choice. 

Donate A Dog Application Form

We're Moving!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter For Updates!

K9 Partners for Patriots is in the process of transitioning to our new building. Until we've settled, all visits to the training campus are being postponed. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!