After you have reviewed the programs offered by Service Dogs of Virginia, and the criteria we use to make placement decisions, you may elect to apply for a dog. You may do so by printing an application and mailing it. There is a $50 application fee. Before submitting an application, please read our Criteria for Applicants, Application Process, and Estimate of Expenses pages.

*Please Note: Service Dogs of Virginia only places service dogs with clients who reside in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

*Before you apply for a service dog, please note that Service Dogs of Virginia does not train dogs for: hearing or visual impairment, PTSD, psychiatric disorders, or seizure alert. 

Apply for a Physical Assistance Service Dog

Apply for an Autism Dog

Our autism dog application is currently open. (Updated: 8/9/17)

Apply for a Diabetic Alert Dog

Other applications (no application fee required for those listed below):

Apply to be a Puppy Raiser or Nights & Weekends Volunteer

There is no application fee to apply to be a puppy raiser!

Apply for a Released Dog

There is no application fee to apply for a released dog!