Service Dogs for Veterans

Semper K9’s Service Dogs for Veterans Program provides custom-trained service dogs for wounded service members and their families.

If you have any further questions click here for our FAQ or email us at applications@semperk9.org. If you would like more information about Service Dog Maintenance Training please click here.

Eligibility for a Service Dog

If you are a veteran or eligible dependent of a veteran who is interested in applying for a service dog, please review the following information to determine if you meet our eligibility requirements.

  • You have served in any of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • You can participate in our training program and will be committed to our training program and schedule.
  • You are dedicated to maintaining the dog’s training throughout the life of the team and can provide for the well-being of the dog, approximately $100 per month.
  • You are able to meet the physical and emotional needs of a dog and have an appropriate support system in place to do so if/when you are unable to yourself.

Also eligible are professionals working with Military organizations that provide physical or mental health care to clients who will benefit from interaction with an Assistance Dog. This would be a facility dog.

Veterans who currently have a dog that needs to be evaluated for service dog training can apply through our Maintenance Training Program. This program is available at no cost to veterans who live in the DMV area and are able to travel to our facility for evaluation & training.