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Like trusted battle buddies, animals can be invaluable partners for Veterans readjusting to civilian life, providing powerful therapeutic and practical benefits.

Pets and Vets was launched in 2011 as a service providing pets and emotional support animals to U.S. military Veterans. Joybound's flagship program now provides a variety of services, including transforming rescue dogs into emotional support animals as well as trained service animals for Veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety, severe depression, and more.

What type of pet are you looking for? *
Are you hoping to adopt a new dog to train as a service animal or train your current dog as a service animal? *
Please note: the Pets and Vets program no longer offers service dog training for Veterans' current dogs. All service-dogs-in-training must be specially-selected by Joybound's team and adopted from Joybound.

Applicant Information

Sex *
Employment Status *
For the purposes of identifying, ensuring and maintaining a good adoption match, I hereby authorize the Veterans Program Manager at Joybound to share my information with Joybound team members as needed.  
Signature: *

Emergency Contact Information

Background Questions

Dog-Related Questions

Have you ever had a dog? *
Are you looking for a service dog or emotional support animal? *
Do you currently have a dog? *
Please Note: The Pets and Vets service dog training program is only open to applicants who are willing to be matched with a pre-screened rescue dog from Joybound's shelter population. We are no longer accepting applicants hoping to train their current pet as a service dog.

Lifestyle Questions

Service Questions

What branch of the service were you in? *
Are you a Purple Heart recipient? *

Training Class Questions

What days and times would you be available for training classes?
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