Applying For a Service Dog

We understand the growing demand for our service dogs and the sense of urgency our families may be feeling, so we’ve kept the process of obtaining a dog from Blessings Unleashed Foundation simple.

buf-sophie-beachThe first step is to complete an application along with a $50 non-refundable application fee. The application can be downloaded by clicking the link below or by contacting BUF directly. After the references are checked and the application is approved, a phone interview will be conducted to determine if we are able to meet the needs of the individual and family and to make sure the home would be an appropriate environment for placing a service dog. The family will then be notified, if approved, when a dog becomes available that we feel would be a good match for the family. If the family is not approved you will be notified in writing.

Once the dog is selected and paired with a trainer to complete the process of becoming a service or companion dog, we begin making arrangements for the family to travel to Glasgow, Kentucky to work one on one with our trainer and the dog for a minimum of one week (5 days) and pass the qualification criteria for becoming a service dog. Each team will be responsible for providing the monthly training records for the first 6 months and then annually for as long as the dog is used for a service dog.

We are currently at capacity and not accepting applications.
We will post update June 1, 2017.

Download Service Dog Application