Please Note:

Thank you for your interest in our service dogs.  Applicants interested in a psychiatric support dog must be under the care of a mental health professional.  We cannot accept applications without the input of a professional in this field. We will send a form to the professional whose care you are under,  so that we can best assess if we can meet your needs with one of our service dogs.  Once we receive that information and review it, we will notify you as to whether you are eligible to apply for a dog from ADW or the Owner/Self-Training Program.

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, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders. ADW does not train leader dogs for people who are blind or hearing dogs for people who are deaf. 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.

Owner Self Training Application (doc)

Apply for Student Training

ADW Summer Camp 2016

Our summer camps are FULL. Thank you for your interest!

ADW After School – Winter/Spring 2016 – Santa Fe

Since 1995, students have had the opportunity to enjoy in-depth, hands-on learning with ADW professional assistance dog trainers. Curriculum includes: Training in classroom settings and in the field; leadership and assertiveness skills, basic dog obedience training, service-dog commands and skills, public access training, disability awareness education and community interaction. Classes are open to kids ages 8 to 18.

After School Schedule for Santa Fe (Winter/Spring):

  • Wednesdays at La Mariposa Montessori (18 Puesta Del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87508)
  • Thursdays at Desert Academy (7300 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505)

Details:

  • Classes begin on Wednesday, January 13th/Thursday, January 14th & end on Wednesday, May 4th/Thursday, May 5th
  • Sign up to attend class one day a week for a minimum of one month.
  • Please note: On Thursday, March 17th (only), class will meet at the ADW office.
  • HOLIDAYS/NO CLASS:
    • No classes will be held on Thursday, February 11th
    • ADW Spring Break, March 21st thru March 25th
  • We fill classes on a first-come/first-serve basis. We will confirm your slot via e-mail. Please allow 2-3 business days to process your forms and payment. Phone reservations are not accepted.
  • Ten participants per class.
  • Registration forms must be submitted to the Assistance Dogs of the West office (P.O. Box 31027, Santa Fe, NM 87594 or fax to 505-989-9640 or scan and email to info@assistancedogsofthewest.org). Forms will not be accepted by instructors at La Mariposa or Desert Academy.
After School 2016 Registration Forms - Santa Fe

ADW After School – Winter/Spring 2016 – Albuquerque

An Albuquerque after school class will be scheduled if we have a minimum of 10 participants. Please email info@assistancedogsofthewest.org if you would be interested in participating in this class.