Congrats on getting to the second round of selection for our Service Dog Sponsorship program!
This is a long form, which should take around 45-60 minutes to complete. You’ll also need to gather proof of income, a doctor’s/mental health practitioner’s letter, and a recommendation letter from a friend. The information on what is required for each letter is listed below. Email these to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as “(Your name): SD Application Documents”
Please complete this application by April 15th!
(If all applications are received before then, we’ll go ahead and look through them early. You will likely hear about our decision between April 30th-May 15th.)
Please provide one of these for Proof of Income:
Recent paystub (from each job, include spouse if you are married)
Tax return for 2018 (you can block out social security number)
Statement listing business transactions (income and costs of doing business) for last three months
Copy of paperwork confirmation that you are on SSDI or a similar program
Signed letter from employer, stating salary
If none of these methods work, please send us an email to email@example.com and we’ll figure out an alternative!
In your treating professional’s letter (from mental health practitioner or doctor) have them include:
A statement that says you are disabled and they agree a service dog would benefit you
Their name, signature, location of practice, and contact information
(Please note that they do not have to specify your exact disability. They can if you wish for them to, though)
In your friend or family recommendation letter, have them state:
Their name, relationship to you, and contact info
Their understanding of how your disability affects you and your life
A description of who you are, personality wise, and why you’d be a great service dog handler
Why they believe a service dog would benefit you
Why they believe you will be able to properly care for and maintain training of a dog
Please have the letter be between 1-2 pages long