Depending on the availability of NSSD trainers, dogs and number of applicants applying at any given time, the length of the wait for a Next Step Service Dog will vary, but we will keep you informed of your status throughout the application process.
- After completing and submitting the online application, including the $150 application fee, you will receive an email within 30 days.
- If applying with your personal dog to be evaluated, you will be contacted by the Program Director.
- Step two in the process is a face to face interview at our Training Facility.
- If you are applying to be placed with a NSSD service dog, training and placement could be between 4-6 months. If you have an owner trained dog and are accepted to the NSSD program, training will be a minimum of 6 months.