Our Program

Our program has been uniquely designed to be easily integrated into a participant’s daily life while customizing their dog’s skills to their needs. Though the process takes 2 years in total from start to finish, it allows us to develop a lifelong bond and skill set. Please feel free to be in touch for further details on our program.

Who is an ideal candidate?

We work with both adults and youth with a range of disabilities who feel an assistance dog may provide them with more independence. We provide assistance dogs in these areas:

  • Psychological
  • Mobility
  • Vision
  • Stability

Those applying for an assistance dog must be prepared to complete weekly / monthly hands on training, complete a daily training log, and adhere to our regulation and by-laws.  Applicants who are accepted into the program will be participating in the custom training of their dog. This means that we require clients who are willing to be hands-on. This allows us to minimize wait-list time to 3 to 12 months.

Our program also welcomes youth and their families. We firmly believe that an assistance dog can facilitate growth in a young person and allow them to evolve into an independent and ambitious member of society.

How to Apply

Applications can be completed by downloading the four (4) pdfs below and completing a hard copy.  You can then mail them to us at: 10020 Castlegar BC, V1N 4X4 (Attn: Kathryn Martin)

The application includes 3 letters of reference as well as a medical reference. We also recommend that, if you live with family, one of the letters be from them. For those that have difficulty with a written form, a video or audio essay are acceptable.

The application fee of $50 can be submitted by cash, cheque, email money transfer or PayPal. This fee is non-refundable.

Please be sure to complete all 4 applications. Incomplete applications will be held pending for 6 months or until complete. After 6 months, incomplete applications will be omitted and clients must reapply if they desire to continue the process. Clients with incomplete applications will not be put on the wait-list for a dog until their application is complete.

Download General Application
Download Reference Form
Download Medical Form
Finance Form

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The success of our charity is solely based on the support of our community, through monetary donations as well as dog supplies.

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