Please Note:

Thank you for your interest in our service dogs.  Assistance Dogs of the West is not accepting applications for psychiatric support dogs from civilians at this time (applications from Veterans with PTSD will be accepted).

Apply for a Dog

Prospective Clients

Many of the questions that you might have are answered on our FAQs page.

ADW places service dogs with client recipients requiring individual and family support for mobility impairments, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, seizure disorders, Type 1 diabetes, and Veterans with PTSD. ADW does not train leader dogs for people who are blind or have a visual impairment or hearing dogs for people who are deaf or who have a hearing impairment. **ADW is not accepting applications for psychiatric support dogs from civilians at this time. Applications from Veterans with PTSD will be accepted.** Please review the enclosed packet carefully. It contains all the information necessary to apply as a prospective client for an ADW dog.  After reviewing the packet please contact us with questions at 505-986-9748 or by email to info@assistancedogsofthewest.org.

ADW Client Application (pdf)

Courthouse Facility Team

This form is to be completed by the prospective Courthouse team facilitator (that is the individual who will assume the responsibility of managing the Courthouse facility dog’s work and interactions, as well as managing the Courthouse facility dog’s health and well-being at all times.) Facilities interested in a courthouse facility dog are invited to contact ADW Executive Director Linda Milanesi for an introduction to the ADW Courthouse Facility Dog program: 505-986-9748

ADW Courthouse Facility Dog Application

Facility Team

This form is to be completed by the prospective facilitator (that is the individual who will assume the responsibility of managing the facility dog’s work and interactions, as well as managing the facility dog’s health and well-being at all times.)

ADW Team Application (pdf)

Owner Self-Training

Many of the questions that you might have are answered on our FAQs page.

Owner/self-training your own service dog is an in-depth process requiring discipline and commitment. Please review all the information carefully. Attached is everything required for the ADW Owner/Self Training application.  Assistance Dogs of the West is not accepting applications or Owner/Self-Trainers for psychiatric support dogs from civilians at this time. Applications from Veterans with PTSD will be accepted.

Owner Self Training Application (PDF)

Apply for Student Training

ADW After School: Winter/Spring 2017

Classes fill up quickly, apply today! Classes offered in Santa Fe only.

Student Training Registration (PDF)