Apply for a Service Dog

Lisa and Haley

Apply for a WAGS Service Dog

WAGS provides service dogs for individuals who have limited physical mobility secondary to an injury or illness.  Please note, WAGS does NOT train dogs to do any of the following:

  • Seizure Alert 
  • Diabetic episode alert
  • Guide an individual with limited vision
  • Provide supervision, protection, or a calming influence for children with autism
  • Provide emotional support and comfort for individuals with depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress syndrome
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Cindy and Ocean

In order to be eligible for a WAGS service dog, an individual must meet the following requirements:

  • Have limited physical mobility secondary to an illness or injury 
  • Live within 80 miles of WAGS (Madison, WI)
  • Be able to independently give commands to a dog
  • Be cognitively able of participating in the placement training
  • Be able to meet the financial responsibilities of owning a dog
  • Be able to meet the emotional and physical/exercise needs of a dog
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Mari and Olive

Application Process

Complete the Service Dog Application Form (below), including the Medical and Professional Reference forms.  Once the application is complete, mail it along with $25 application fee to:

WAGS
1337 Greenway Cross, #157  | Madison, WI 53713

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by WAGS staff and an interview, at WAGS, will be scheduled.  Following this, a determination will be made as to whether or not a WAGS dog would be a good match for you.  If so, your name will be added to our list of clients in line to receive a service dog.

SERVICE DOG APPLICATION