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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 3 years old
No evidence of aggressive behavior towards people or other animals
Current on Rabies and DHPP vaccines
No major medical disorders
Spayed female or neutered male
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
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
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We are sorry but you must either live in Arizona or be willing to relocate to Arizona for up to 6 months.