We unleash the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need.

Apply for a Service Dog

PLEASE NOTE: Travel to Englewood, Colorado is required as part of the Freedom Service Dog training program. 

At this time, due to high need and low resources, we are not accepting first-time client applications for brace and balance service dogs. If you are interested in a brace and balance service dog, please email Sarah Sypolt, Client Services Manager, at ssypolt@freedomservicedogs.org to be added to an interest list. As waitlist spots become available, people on this list will be contacted to encourage them to apply. 

Before applying for a service dog, please read through these frequently asked questions.

Apply for a service dog

A completed background check for all adults in the household 18 years of age and older is required in order for us to schedule an interview. Once you complete the application, each individual who needs to complete a background check will receive the link via email. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from receiving a dog.  

FSD will keep your entire application confidential. Your video/photo and written application will become the property of Freedom Service Dogs, Inc.

Freedom Service Dogs provides full public access service dogs for the following:

  • Individuals with mobility challenges from muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and other issues
  • Veterans and active duty military to mitigate service related physical injuries as well as post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury
  • Children and teens between the ages of 5 and 18 on the autism spectrum or with other neurocognitive disabilities

We do not provide service dogs for the following:

  • Seizure detection
  • Allergy detection
  • Blood sugar detection
  • Hearing impairment
  • Vision impairment
  • Emotional support
  • Psychiatric support
  • Non-military civilians diagnosed with PTSD

To start the process clients must submit a complete application. The application must be completed in one sitting. We do require a medical/mental health assessment, letters of references and a photo/video portion. Interviews will be scheduled only when all portions of the application have been received.


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