Apply for a Dog

Prospective Clients

Welcome to the ADW application process, please review the information below prior to requesting an application and please read our eligibility guidelines before requesting an application and visit our FAQs page where many of your questions may be answered.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

One Person : One Dog

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.

Courthouse Facility  & Crisis Response Teams

ADW places dogs within district attorneys’ offices, child advocacy centers, and other victim services agencies settings to assist in bringing comfort to children and adults who are seeking justice within the system. The canine will be placed with a courthouse team facilitator, which 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.

Facility Team

Facility dogs are highly-trained assistance dogs that work in professional settings, such as therapy, counseling, social work, education, and occupational therapy. The canine will be placed with a member of the facility 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

ADW works with individuals to train their own canines in need of assistance. It is an in-depth process requiring discipline and commitment. Many of the questions that you might have are answered on our FAQs page.

Application Request Process

Now that you have reviewed our types of canine placements and eligibility requirements, call our office at 505-986-9748, or email liz@assistancedogsofthewest.org to connect with Liz Napieralski, our client liaison. Liz will make sure you receive the application that best meets your needs. Due to high demand, it may take up to 10 business days to respond to your inquiry.

As you journey through this process, we also encourage you to read this free pamphlet, courtesy of Marcie Davis from Working Like Dogs: 3 Things You Need to Know About Getting An Assistance Dog.

Apply for Student Training

After-School Program

CLASS DETAILS:
– Classes are open to kids ages 8 to 18
– Fees are per month per child
– Classes are 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
– Choose Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
– Review our COVID-19 safety guidelines

CLASS LOCATION:
Little Earth School
321 W. Zia Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505

2020 FALL MONTHLY FEES:
– September (4 Classes): $120
– October (4 Classes): $120
– November (3 Classes): $90
– December (3 Classes): $90

CLASS SCHEDULE:
SEPTEMBER (4 weeks)*
8, 9, 10
15, 16, 17
22, 23, 24
29, 30, 1
*Sept Thursday Classes Include Oct. 1

OCTOBER (4 weeks)
6, 7, 8
13, 14, 15
20, 21, 22
27, 28, 29

NOVEMBER (3 weeks)
3, 4, 5
10, 11, 12
17, 18, 19

DECEMBER (3 weeks)
1, 2, 3
8, 9, 10
15, 16, 17
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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:
La Mariposa Montessori School
18 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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