Application Process

Pre – Screening

  1. Fill out and submit the “Pre-Screening” form so we can determine if you are a candidate, we can move forward with
  2. If you pass, we will forward you a formal application to complete and send to us along with all associated documents we require.
  3. Once we receive your formal application process, you will have 90 days, (three months) to provide all the necessary paperwork so we have all information to move forward. If we have not received all of your required documents within 90 days of our acceptance of your application, you will be removed from our waiting list.

Home Visits

After qualifying through our pre-screening evaluation VA Dogs’ next step is to schedule a home visit. This is where we come to your residence, meet your family, pets, and friends, and really just get a feel for who you are and what you’re looking for in a dog. Our dogs can assist in many ways and we’d like to give you the best possible match.


After our home visit, we work to find you a dog that has completed training and is ready for a partner.
The dog will be matched to your personality. The approved applicants will require 3-4 weekends (this constitutes a Saturday and Sunday only) at our facility in Mountain Home, Texas to gain quality training and become familiar with basic dog training, and build rapport with your new service dog. 


Upon completion of training, you now have a full-fledged service dog. Our graduation comes with pictures, a certification, and two ID cards. Graduation is short and sweet so you can go about your day and enjoy your new partner.