Veteran Application

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PAWWS Veteran Application
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  • Must be a service connected combat veteran
  • Veteran must have an honorable discharge and be in good standing with the law
  • Veteran is clinically diagnosed with PTSD
  • Veteran has undergone therapy/treatment for PTSD
  • Clean from all addictions for a minimum of 3 years
  • Veteran needs a letter of recommendation from a doctor recommending a service dog
  • Veteran must have a stable home environment and living at the same address for at least 6 months
  • Some knowledge of dogs is required
  • There are no other dogs at the home unless they are certified therapy dogs through Therapy Dogs International
  • Veteran must fulfill all training requirements (80–120 hours of training with the dog prior to placement depending on experience)
  • Once placed with our service dog, monthly training 2 hours or more depending on needsrs or more
  • Veteran must sign PAWWS agreement and uphold the highest standard of a working relationship with PTSD service dog.
  • PAWWS owns all service dogs unless otherwise agreed upon
  • If service dog is adopted to veteran at his/her request, PAWWS no longer pays for service dog expenses or is liable for any expenses in the future

You will be asked to send one of the following documents related to your status (Active Duty, Retired, Veteran) once your application is received:

  • DD Form 214
  • Retired ID card
  • Active Duty ID card
  • DD Form 214
  • Retired ID card
  • Active Duty ID card

You can request a copy of your DD Form 214 from the National Archives Veterans' Service Records.