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.

  1. After completing and submitting the online application, including the $150 application fee, you will receive an email within 30 days.
  2. If applying with your personal dog to be evaluated, you will be contacted by the Program Director.
  3. Step two in the process is a face to face interview at our Training Facility.
  4. 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.