Who can apply:
A veteran, first responder or a family member of a veteran or first responder over the age of 18 who has a documented disability.
What is the first step?
Our Preapplication – we will send you a preapplication which helps you decide if a service dog is right for you. Once we review your pre-app, we will contact you to discuss this opportunity further.
The next step is to complete our full application for a service dog. This includes a background check, providing your DD214, and a letter from the VA or your doctor stating that you will benefit from a service dog.
Then, you will come to classes to meet our team and learn about our program. Your journey starts here.
To start the process, please request a pre-application by emailing:
Labrador Retrievers. We work exclusively with purpose-bred program dogs that we provide.
No, we do not train dogs outside of our program.
We have a closed program and only train the dogs that we provide. Our dogs are carefully bred and selected for trainability, health, and temperament.
There is no charge to veterans or first responders.
No, once the dog is partnered, you will be responsible for all upkeep of the animal. All details will be outlined in our pre-application.
You need to give us a copy of your DD214 and a letter from the VA or your doctor that you have a need for a service dog. You will have to pass a background check.
It varies but is about a year to 18 months. You can still get involved by attending our trainings and engaging with our dogs before you are partnered with a dog!
Silver State Service dogs does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.