Get a service dog by applying to a service dog agency. Tell them about all disabilities you may have and how a dog might help you. You may need documentation from your doctor outlining your condition.Continue Reading
You need to be diagnosed with an illness or be legally disabled for a service dog agency to accept your application.
Insurance may cover the initial cost of a service dog, but you are responsible for the animal's care. Ensure you can afford food, veterinary care and other essentials.
You need to be healthy enough to care for and help train your dog. If you aren't healthy enough, have someone live with you who can help with the animal's care.
Many organizations do not offer service dogs to homes with existing pets.
Once you're matched with a dog, participate in its training. The dog must get accustomed to your household and learn to help with your individual needs.
Once the dog has been trained, contact the organization for ongoing help if more training is needed. If your dog retires or passes away, the organization can also help you find a successor dog.