Who is eligible to apply for a WAGS dog?

WAGS provides service dogs for individuals who have limited physical mobility secodary to an injury or illness.  In order to be eligible for a WAGS service dog, an individual must meet the following requirements:

  • Have limited physical mobility secondary to an injury or illness
  • Live within about an 80 mile radius of Madison, Wisconsin
  • Be able to independently give commands to a dog
  • Be cognitively capable of participating in the placement training
  • Be able to meet the long-term financial responsibilities of owning a dog
  • Be able to meet the emotional and physical/exercise needs of a dog.