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When a dog from our program is partnered with a Disabled Veteran, the team is trained to work together and is then certified. We continue to work  with and provide support for the team for the lifetime of the dog. 

While a service dog is trained to perform specific tasks to assist their disabled partner, service dogs can also provide companionship,security and emotional stability during often difficult periods of recovery from physical and emotional wounds.

 Perhaps one of the most important results of the Service Dog Training Program is that the Veteran / dog team become Lifelong Companions.  Often people refer to their service dogs as their Best Friends, Playmates and Loyal Companions.

It is our goal to rescue appropriate dogs that can be trained to be service dogs for qualified disabled US Military Veterans of Texas, to train the dogs with the accepted Veterans, and then present the dog at no charge to the Veteran.

To be considered, please fill out the form below. Once we receive your submission we will be contact with you. Please know that we will ask for a copy of your Veteran's Administration Disability Letter, or a copy of your Medical Board Proceedings if you have not received a VA disability rating at the time of your application.

Once received the application must be completed fully and returned along with a certified copy of your DD-214 to:

VADogs of Texas   
601 N. Spur 100
Kerrville, TX 78028

You will then be contacted by our office once all your documents have been reviewed.


Name *
Name
Please include best times to call in the comments if you prefer contact via phone.
Daytime Phone *
Daytime Phone
Evening Phone *
Evening Phone
Address
Address
Please list your County of residence in the Country field.
VA Disability Rating

How can I obtain a certified copy of my DD214?

There are three methods of obtaining a certified copy of your DD214.  
1. Take an original copy to a Notary Public and have it witnessed as a true and certified copy.
2. Take an original copy to your County Courthouse Records office.  Getting it certified is generally free, depending on the county, and getting certified copies thereafter is about $7.
3. Go to:
     https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records 
     and follow the instructions on the page.

Any former Marines who are released prior to 1999 wanting copies of their service records or DD Form 214 or any other service record documents must write to the following address: 

Director
Navy Personnel Command Pers-312D2
Room 5409
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63132
Tele:  314-592-1150, 4009, 4085, or 4086

Marines requesting a copy of their service record, DD 214 or any other documents who were discharged from the Marine Corps after 1999 must write to MMSB at the following address:

Headquarters US Marine Corps
Manpower Management Support Branch (MMSB-10)
2008 Elliot Road, Suite 205
Quantico, VA 22134-5030
Tele: 1-800-268-3710

Additional Questions?

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For more information about applying for a service dog through Veterans Assistance Dogs, please contact:

Application Process
Isaac Carpenter
isaac.carpenter@vadogs.org
830-955-3423