After qualifying through our pre-screen evaluation (located below) VA Dogs' next step is to schedule a home visit. This is where we come to your residence, meet your family, pets, and friends, and really just get a feel for who you are and what you're looking for in a dog. Our dogs can assist in many ways and we'd like to give you the best possible match.
PAIRING & TRAINING
After our home visit, we work to find you a dog that has completed our side of training and is ready for a partner! This dog will match your personality, is loveable, and ready for a great home. The approved applicants will require 3-4 weekends at our facility in Kerrville, Texas to gain quality training to get familiar with basic dog training and build rapport with your new service dog.
Upon completion of training, you now have a full-fledged service dog. Our graduation comes with pictures, a certification, and two ID cards. Graduation is short and sweet so you can go about your day and enjoy your new partner in crime!
To be considered as a recipient to one of our service dogs, please review the pre-screening PDF listed below. If you can answer "Yes" to all required questions, then please save the file and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that, along with pre-screening questions, you will also need to submit a copy of your DD214, and your Veterans Affairs Benefits letter displaying that you are receiving a rating of at least 50% disability.
Upon submission, we will send you two small packets via return email. One is for personal information, the other is to be filled out by your medical provider.
Once we have received both application packets, we will reach out to you to schedule a home visit in a timely manner!
If you would rather use the post office to return your applications, don't worry, we've got you!
Please download the pre-screening PDF packet and mail it to the address below:
VA Dogs of Texas
601 Spur 100
Kerrville, TX 78028