Military Family Support Dog

Program Description

Military family support dogs provide physical and emotional support to veterans and military families who are in need of a companion to improve their quality of life and/or familial relationships.

Eligibility

  • Be Active Duty Military or a Veteran.
  • Have the support and referral of your Health Care Provider for obtaining a Military Family Support Dog.
  • Be able to describe your need for a MFSD to help facilitate family relationships.
  • Be willing and able to provide for the dog’s physical, emotional and financial needs.
  • Strive to have a positive, “can do” attitude and effectively implement emotional regulation tools/techniques as needed.
  • Have a relatively stable home environment and support of all other household members.
  • Be financially stable.
  • Have an open mind and willingness to learn.
  • Be able to attend an intensive two (2) week Team Training Camp at WCC headquarters, as well as cover airfare, accommodations, and transportation.

How To Apply

  • If you feel that you meet the requirements for a service dog, please request an application via e-mail: servicedog@warriorcanineconnection.org.


Contact Info

Military Family Support Dog

23222 Georgia Ave
Brookeville, MD 20833

About Warrior Canine Connection

In 1996, Licensed Social Worker Rick Yount received an unexpected Christmas present from two friends who were veterans of Operation Desert Storm: Gabe, an eight-week-old Golden Retriever puppy. A year later, Gabe accompanied Rick to ... MORE