- Service dogs are specially trained to provide assistance to people with physical disabilities, from individuals who use wheelchairs for mobility to those requiring a steady four-legged partner to balance them as they walk.
- Some of their skills include retrieving dropped or selected items, assisting in dressing and undressing, pulling wheelchairs, bracing for balance or transfers, turning lights on and off, and opening and closing a variety of different types of doors.
- People who receive service dogs will generally attend team training at the KSDS facility in Washington, Kansas for 13 days. Students will stay at the Washington Motel. Meals will be provided by civic organizations and other volunteers.
- Before filling out the initial application for the Service Program, please take time to read the brochure attached by clicking here. To begin the process of receiving a Service Dog, please click here. The application has several phases and includes requests for a video and an interview. If you have any questions about applying for a dog and want to contact a staff member, click here.