02 March 2023

Prospective and Current Applicants, Next Step Service Dogs is committed to our clients, service dog teams, and our partnerships. As one of the very few Assistance Dogs International (ADI) accredited organizations that serve the Owner-Trainer training model, we must ensure that we remain committed to our current in-training and active teams while maintaining ADI standards. As such, due to our current operational commitments, Next Step Service Dogs is not accepting or reviewing new applications. Next Step Service Dogs intends to reevaluate this status, as our trainer-to-team ratio changes, or on a quarterly basis, whichever is sooner.

Please contact Assistance Dogs International (assistancedogsinternational.org) for additional resources in your area.


Stefan Bien
President, Next Step Service Dogs Board of Directors