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If you have been diagnosed with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and feel a service dog may assist you in your recovery. Please fill out the following request for an application form and we will forward a complete application to you as soon as possible.

To be considered for  placement & training with a Service or Therapeutic Companion Dog you must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. Veteran of any military branch or an Active duty member of any military branch of the U.S
  • Diagnosed with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • You must be willing to attend training classes with your dog for approximately 6-9 mos.
  • If you are not currently living in Arizona you must be able to relocate and attend classes in Arizona for approximately 6 months.

If you are applying and want to train a dog that you already own you will have to meet the above requirements and your dog will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Age 1 to 4 years old.
  • No evidence of aggressive behavior towards people or other animals.
  • Current on Rabies and DHPP vaccines.
  • No major medical disorders.
  • Pass a behavior evaluation by a SBF representative.

Soldier’s Best Friend does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin


Begin your application for a Service Dog

Please choose one of the following to begin your application for a service dog:

  I currently live in the state of Arizona or I would be willing to relocate if accepted.
  I am currently not able to train in Arizona at this time.


*** After submitting this initial request we will forward our official application to you via email ***

If you are not currently living in Arizona you must be able to relocate and attend classes in Arizona for approximately 6 months.
Please check out our other resources available that might assist you in finding a program near you.
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