The Exceptional Sidekick

Service Dog Application

We are only accepting applications for fully trained Psychiatric Service Dogs through this application. If you are interested in training your own dog as a service dog, please visit our 'Owner Trained Service Dogs' page under the Our Dogs menu.

All applicants will be considered, regardless of race, sex, religion, creed, sexual orientation, and ethnic origin.

Unless otherwise noted, please provide applicant information for prospective Service Dog Handler

If you answer No to any of the following four questions, you do not meet our application criteria at this time.


If you answered Yes to the above four questions, please continue with your application.

Letter is optional for the application but required for final decision and must confirm that applicant:
- is disabled as defined by ADA
- has been in therapy for at least one year
- has a proper support system in place for working with and caring for a dog

If a letter is not attached to the application, we will contact you for this prior to applicant approval. Letter must contain information per the requirements above.


I understand that I will be asked to support The Exceptional Sidekick through fundraising and donations. The Exceptional Sidekick will help me by providing support, ideas and all marketing materials that fit my ability. The Exceptional Sidekick cannot survive without my support as well as my family's support. I will take pride in supporting them as they prepare dogs for a life of service work.