The Application Process
Being matched with a NEADS Service Dog can be a life changing partnership and our unique matching process relies on an exceptional attention to details – both client circumstances and canine capabilities. Your safety and the safety of our cherished canines are of highest priority.
Step 1: The Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire
If you are a veteran or a returning NEADS client interested in applying to one of our Service Dog programs, the process begins with several pre-qualifying questions which will help determine if NEADS is the right Service Dog organization for you. The questions will take just a few minutes.
Step 2: The Full Application
If you complete the Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire and are able to continue to the NEADS application, you can expect to spend about 30-45 minutes completing the application, which will ask for details about your specific situation and how a Service Dog or Assistance Dog can help. You may find it helpful to have the contact information for your doctor, employer, and landlord with you as you go through the application.
Your application will be carefully reviewed and a member of our staff will personally respond to you within 6-8 weeks of your application. Thank you for your interest in NEADS.