Applying For A PTSD Service Dog
All applications for a PTSD Service Dog are handled by United by Trauma, who follows a rigorous and transparent process for assessment and evaluation of every application . Normally, an application is assessed within a few weeks, unless there are unusual circumstances. After an applicant has been approved for a PTSD Service Dog, he/she is put on a waiting list. In general, the PTSD Service Dogs are available for placement in the fall and in the spring.
Before placement, the applicant will be matched with a specific dog during a Meet-And-Greet session(s). Each one of our PTSD Service Dogs is an individual with a distinct personality, skills and abilities. So, matching an applicant with the most suitable candidate is an important part of this process. After a specific dog has been selected, it's time to undergo In Canis Speramus' Transition Program. This takes place at one of our training facilities.
All personal information, including medical history and family income, submitted by an applicant is confidential and will not be shared except for assessment of the PTSD Service Dog Application .
Who Can Apply?
Anyone who is affected by PTSD can apply for a PTSD Service Dog through our joint program with United by Trauma, as long as you meet the selection criteria listed below. Priority is given to members of the first responder community, military veterans and law enforcement. But, members of the public can also apply.
Who Is A First Responder?
Selection Criteria For A PTSD Service Dog
To be eligible for a PTSD Service Dog , applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:
All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
What is the Cost of Training A PTSD Service Dog?
The full cost of a PTSD Service Dog is CAD $20,000 (see below), based on the costs associated with the standard one-year training program.
If an applicant can't afford to pay the full cost of the PTSD Service Dog, United by Trauma and In Canis Speramus may donate the dog to the PTSD survivor on a case-by-case basis. An application is approved based on the selection criteria above, not on family income. Our common goal is to help save lives through this joint PTSD Service Dog Program.
Why Choose A PTSD Service Dog Trained by In Canis Speramus?
OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
- Demonstrated dog training experience
- Highest performance standards in the industry
- Shorter waiting period for a PTSD Service Dog
- Understanding of our clients needs & requirements
- Extended Customer Support & Maintenance Program