Apply for a Dog

Welcome to Assistance Dogs of the West.  We have several types of applications that are specific toward our different areas of dog placements.  Please call our office at 505-986-9748, or email liz@assistancedogsofthewest.org to connect with Liz Napieralski, our Client Liaison.  Liz will make sure that you receive the application that will best meet your needs.  Thank you.

Prospective Clients

Before proceeding to the application, please download and read this free pamphlet, courtesy of Marcie Davis of Working Like Dogs: 3 Things You Need to Know About Getting An Assistance Dog

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, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. 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. Please review the application 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.

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 and to request an application: 505-986-9748

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.

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.

Apply for Student Training

SUMMER CAMP STUDENT TRAINING

2020 CAMP DETAILS:
– Classes are open to kids ages 8 to 18
– Fees are per week per child
– Camps are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CAMP LOCATION:
Assistance Dogs of the West
1590 San Mateo Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87505

CAMP WEEKLY FEES:
– June 8 – 12:  $300
– June 15 – 19:  $300
– June 22 – 26:  $300
– July 6 – 10:  $300
– July 13 – 17:  $300
– July 20 – 24:  $300

Summer Online Registration

AFTER-SCHOOL STUDENT TRAINING

CLASS DETAILS:
– Classes are open to kids ages 8 to 18
– Fees are per month per child, or choose full semester to save $50
– Classes are Wednesdays or Thursdays, 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

CLASS LOCATION:
Assistance Dogs of the West
1590 San Mateo Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87505

2020 SPRING MONTHLY FEES:
– January (4 Classes): $120
– February (4 Classes): $120
– March (3 Classes): $90
– April (5 Classes): $150
– Semester Total: $480

Spring Online Registration