Looking for an emotional support dog? We hope that we can help. But there are certain requirements we have put in place to help ensure that if you need a dog for a specific job, they are able to fulfill what you need while proving to be an exceptional breed ambassador at home and in public. Below is a list of our specific guidelines when adopting a support dog. We take the jobs of service dogs very seriously and will work to ensure the responsible ownership and utilization of support dogs.
-Not all dogs are good candidates for support dogs, AABR will guide applicants to the appropriate dog, and reserves the right to deny any dog as a support dog
-Approved adopters are required to enroll in specific training courses with AABR approved trainers. Dog must be enrolled within 1 month of adoption. Class completion of initial course needs to be done within 6 months with the understanding that training is a life-long/ongoing process
-Adopters agree to sign an additional training contract for support dogs
-If applicants are renters they must provide doctor’s note and clearance from landlord to have a support dog
-Adopters agree to a post-training follow up visit to verify training implementation
For the most part your adoption process will be the same as any applicant, but with a few added steps. Should you move forward in the adoption process, your coordinator will thoroughly cover the above list of items as well as specifics for you. Because we pull a wide variety of dogs, at any given time we may not have a suitable dog for your needs, so understand that finding a good fit for support dogs may be a longer process.
Thank you for taking the time to look at our awesome dogs. Please email us with any questions you may have.