Now Accepting Preliminary Applications

Please read before submitting the preliminary application to SMSD.

NOTE: SMSD IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GENERAL DISABILITIES. TO FIND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO ASSIST, PLEASE GO TO: www.assistancedogsinternational.org

It is our policy that Veterans who apply for a service dog and have emotional and/or psychological disabilities must also have a physical disability verified and rated by the VA. In most instances, the physical disability may include loss of limb or traumatic brain injury where canine mobility assistance is appropriate. The benefits of a service dog can be life changing, however, it is a responsibility that requires patience and a commitment of time and energy. Please read the FAQs on our website to have your questions answered and better understand the responsibilities of acquiring and owning a service dog.

Please provide the following information:

Name:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Name of Disabled Individual:
Age of Disabled Individual:
Briefly Describe the Disability:
Please explain why you feel a service dog would be helpful to the disabled individual:
All applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, age, or sexual orientation.

Upon receipt of this information, you will be contacted by Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, either by email or telephone for a Preliminary Application Review/Discussion.