Current waiting list time is around a year (12-months).


  • Contact us via mail or e-mail.
  • Submit a completed application, the $50 Application Fee and distribute an Applicant Medical History Form to each of your medical providers.
  • Return completed Medical History Forms to TXSD.
  • Return completed personal reference (not a relative) to TXSD.
  • TXSD reviews your completed application.
  • Applicant visits TXSD for an informal, preliminary interview and meet the dogs.
  • TXSD contacts your references.
  • TXSD conducts a home interview.
  • Applicant demonstrates the ability to pay for the daily expenses of caring for a dog, including, but not limited to, food, vet care, heartworm medication and replacement equipment.
  • TXSD will determine whether you would benefit from one of our service dogs and notify you by mail with the decision.

We seek to provide the best match of a dog and client. When a suitable dog has been identified, we will contact you regarding participation in the next Team Training. If possible, we may have a number of mini training sessions/meetings prior to Team Training.

A non-refundable placement fee is due prior to the start of Team Training, which is to be determined on the basis number and kind of tasks the service dog is required to perform to assist you. Typical placement fee ranges from $10,000-20,0000. For successful clients, after one year and passing of the re-certification test, limited ownership in the form of a contractual lease is granted.

Candidates who are unable to complete the Team Training and subsequent public access test will not be placed with a dog.


We are currently fundraising to provide Austin, a standard poodle PTSD and Mobility Assistance Dog, to a Disabled Combat Veteran FREE of charge. Please consider donating – no donation is too small!