Please use a computer or tablet to fill out the application. If you use a cell phone, have the required attachment documents on your phone to upload. Some parts of the application DO NOT work in Internet Explorer. Please use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari browser to complete the application.
After completing the Veteran Profile application, you will receive an email from “Apricot Software Alerts” with instructions and links for additional documentation. Please check your spam or junk mail if you do not receive this email.
- Medical Information: You need to sign and give the attached medical release to your treating provider. After that your treating provider needs to complete the Medical Information form online.
- Family Questionnaire: Two individuals must complete a family questionnaire on your behalf. This should be a parent, spouse, significant other, or family member who currently lives with you. If you live alone, please have two people who see you at least on a weekly basis complete the document.
Dog Tag Buddies must receive all 4 documents before moving forward with your application.
However, completing the Veteran Profile, Medical Information, and Family Questionnaire is only the first step in the application process. If necessary, we may request additional information from you, your care provider, or family member.
After reviewing all your documents and information, we will schedule an interview with you. Following the interview, we will conduct a background check and schedule a home visit with you.
Most importantly, remember that the submission of an application does NOT guarantee acceptance into our programs.
If accepted into the program, Dog Tag Buddies’ trainers will begin searching for a dog that fits your needs. However, there is no specific timeline in which a dog will be found. Dog Tag Buddies will find a dog that most closely matches your needs, and we will work with you during this time frame to prepare you for your dog.
- While you are waiting for a dog, you will be required to come to training one (1) hour each week as an observer.
- Once you are matched with a dog, you will commit to attending training one (1) hour each week at specific day and time.
If we determine that you are not a candidate for our program, you will receive a letter notifying you of the reason(s) why, and what steps, if any, may determine future eligibility.