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Before proceeding, please note that we offer training for specific situations only. See our Home Page for specifics.

Application Process

Step 1:

Provide us with a brief description of your disability and what you want to accomplish with a service dog via a message through the “Contact” section of this website. Also include the city and zip code where you reside. The form provides a place for your cell phone number and email address as well.

Step 2:

A representative from our organization will contact you promptly via phone to perform a brief interview.

If it is determined that you are an appropriate candidate for the program, please move to Step 3.

Step 3:

Complete the Application below electronically, print a copy for your records and submit it by selecting the “Submit” icon. If you would like us to consider a dog that you already own, the application will guide you through the process of providing information about your dog.

Step 4:

IDEA personnel will arrange for a personal meeting between two or more IDEA board members and the applicant, applicant’s spouse/parent/other helper and your dog (if applicable.)

Step 5:

An IDEA board member will conduct a visit to the home of the applicant. All family members should be present if requested. If you have other pets in the household, we would like to meet them.

Step 6:

IDEA board of directors will approve or reject your application and attempt to notify applicant of such status within a reasonable timeframe.

Step 7:

Puppy search commences after applicant acceptance.

Step 8:

Applicant will review and complete student information and waivers and return them promptly. These will be transmitted to applicant via electronic mail and may be returned electronically or via US Mail. Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 87, Argyle, TX 76226.

Step 9:

Collection of initial student fees will be due after acceptance and puppy selection (if applicable.)