Application Process The Malinois Foundation Service Dogs for Veterans, First Responders, Women Survivors and Children with Disabilities

Here at the Malinois Foundation we believe that Service Dogs save lives. It is our mission to make these life-saving companions available to our Veterans, First Responders, Women Survivors, and Children with Medical Needs. Whether it be for PTSD, Mobility Support, or Special Needs, we work to heal and empower these individuals with a specialized service animal, a partner in life, and a new best friend.

How does the application process work?

Once a full application is acquired, an internal conversation to create a training plan for the client. Whether the client has a dog to train, or we need to find a dog to raise seriously impacts our resources and budget. This information includes: Diagnosis/Doctor Note; Bio & Photo (optional); $20 application fee; and applicants are screened through a background check before they are considered for approval. In some cases, extra documentation is required.

1

Apply, Documents, Fees

Fill out the online application, upload supporting documents (Diagnosis/Doctor Note; Bio & Photo) and pay the $20 application fee.

2

Background Check

We conduct an internal background check on all applicants after receiving all documents and complete application.

3

Evaluation

Once the background check is complete, a representative from our foundation will schedule a time to meet you and your family. We want to ensure you can provide adequate care for a service dog in your home so it can thrive. Your evaluation and complete profile is then sent to our board of directors for final review.

4

Fundraising

If approved, a fundraising goal or financial contribution of $1,500 must be met before training can begin. This level has been set by our board of directors to show a level of commitment to the training plan required for a service dog.

Before submitting an application, please review the application checklist:

  • Completed Application
    The full application is required, this gives us an idea of how we may be able to help. Please be sure to fill it out completely. References may be checked.
  • $20 application fee
    Please pay this before submitting an application. Venmo @malinoisfoundation
  • Bio and Photo(s)
    For our board of directors to review when your application goes up for a vote. It is up to you if you would like us to share your story with our audience but we do require this for our internal process.
  • Proof of Diagnosis
    Can be provided by your doctor or therapist stating a diagnosis has been made. Military documents showing diagnosis will also suffice.
  • Copy of DD-214
    Showing honorable release
  • Background Check
    We conduct an internal background check on all applicants after receiving all documents and complete application.
  • Commitment to Raise $1500
    If approved, a fundraising goal or financial contribution of $1,500 must be met before training can begin. This level has been set by our board of directors to show a level of commitment to the training plan required for a service dog.