Before filling out the application, we ask that you thoroughly review our website, particularly the "Service Dog FAQ", the criteria listed on the "Apply For A Service Dog" page, and the "Application Check List" to ensure that you qualify for our program. Freedom Service Dogs of America (FSD) serves several specific client types, and we unable to serve you if your needs are outside our predefined range of clientele. FSD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, physical or mental disability.
Saving Your Progress
You will likely need to complete the application in two or more sessions. To ensure your application and information are not lost, we strongly recommend that you utilize the "Save Progress and Return Later" feature, found in the upper right corner of the webpage. Please remember the password you set when using this feature, and check your email for a link that will allow you to open your partially completed application and resume your progress. If your application remains in progress and uncompleted for more than a year, it will be deleted and you will need to start a new application.
Expect the application completion process to take between 1 - 2 hours. During the completion of this application, you will be required download and upload files, and to print or email documents to your references. We strive to make the experience as user friendly as possible, but we encourage you to seek technological support from family or friends if you feel the need to do so.
In order to complete the application, you will be responsible for providing, identifying, and/or obtaining the following:
- One completed Professional Letter of Recommendation form, filled out and signed by a supervisor or direct co-worker
- One completed Veterinary Letter of Recommendation form, filled out and signed by the vet you will be bringing your therapy dog to for routine care
- Vaccination records for any pets in your home
- Documentation of your experience in Animal Assisted Therapy
If you have any questions about your eligibility for the Freedom Service Dogs program or filling out the FSD application, please contact us at: 303.922.6231. You are also welcome to visit the FSD website at www.FreedomServiceDogs.org.
Please Note: Therapy Dogs require a $2,500 fee, payable upon acceptance to our program.