Service Dogs for Veterans

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. 

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/$1200 per year.
  • 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.

Maintenance Training

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.

Veterans or eligible dependents of a veteran who are interested in applying for maintenance training, 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
  • Have a documented disability
  • Your current dog can pass the Semper K9 temperament test
  • You can participate in our training program at least twice a month in Northern Virginia 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/$1200 per year.
  • 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.

Service Dogs for Veterans Sponsors

Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation
Rita Weinberg Family Trust
MGySgt Mark and Kimberly Freed
Michigan State University
American Legion Post 10
American Legion Riders Post 10
Sons of the American Legion