Before you take time to complete this Pre-Application, please note that at this time Pawsitive Teams only places fully-trained service dogs with San Diego-area Veterans to ASSIST WITH MOBILITY CHALLENGES AND/OR IF YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD).
If you do not have a mobility disability AND/OR PTSD, please do not complete this Pre-Application. Instead, email us at [email protected] if you'd like us to add you to our alert list should we have dogs with other service dog skills.
Pawsitive Teams places service dogs with persons living only in San Diego.
This Pre-Application for San Diego Veterans Service Dog Placement is not a formal application. It is an inquiry so we can learn a little about you as a potential applicant. We do not require a formal application unless we feel we have an appropriate dog. All inquiries are kept in our files for future matching. Potential applicants are screened to determine individual needs and the ability to benefit from a service dog and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the dog. THE PLACEMENT MATCHING PROCESS
We wish we could provide a dog to each person who contacts us, but we're careful not to make promises we can't keep—the match between dog and disabled handler is an important part of the formula for a successful team. We do not place dogs based on the date a person first contacts us. Because we are a small program and cannot guarantee a match for every applicant, we encourage you to also check with Assistance Dogs International (ADI)
as they have links to their member organizations and many of those place dogs with veterans. Once you submit this Pre-Application for San Diego Veterans Service Dog Placement form, we will reply to you with a personal email.SAN DIEGO VETERANS SERVICE DOG PLACEMENT PRE-APPLICATION CONFIDENTIALITY
Please be assured that all information related to your condition and needs provided shall be held confidential by Pawsitive Teams. None of the information will be released to any agency or person outside of the Pawsitive Teams training team without your express written consent.In order to submit this pre-application for a service dog, you must be a San Diego resident and have no plans to relocate for at least one year—if BOTH of those statements are true, please continue.
QUESTIONS? Contact us at [email protected].