Interested in applying for our program?
Our Veterans and First Responder Service Dog Training Program is open to disabled veterans and retired first responders living in or near the Colorado Springs and Denver areas of Colorado.
If you are a civilian looking for service dog training, you will not qualify for our program.
Read through program requirements
Our mandatory group training sessions for clients and their dog are held once a week for one hour at our Colorado Springs facility or at a location in Denver provided by our trainers.
Our training program will take, on average, 18 – 24 months. Please assess if this time requirement is something that you are able to commit to. The more committed you are to attending classes and training at home, the better your chances of success.
You do not need to have a dog at the time of applying. Please do not rush out and purchase a dog before you have applied and spoken to one of our team about our puppy acquisition restrictions. Head over to our FAQ page for more information on this topic.
Already have a dog? The only dogs we are accepting for training at this time are Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers and Standard Poodles under the age of 1 year (a few larger poodle mixes such as Goldendoodles, Labradoodles and Sheepadoodles may be accepted on a case-by-case basis).
Dog Assessments. Before you spend time filling out an application, give our office a call at 719.394.4046 and schedule a dog assessment. Our assessments happen on Mondays at 6pm on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $50 per assessment.
Worried about the time and stamina it takes to train a puppy? Please fill out our contact form and someone from our office will reach out to discuss possible alternatives.
If you have a dog, the cost of the dog assessment is $50. If your dog passes assessment for the program, you can download and fill out the application and pay the final $75 application fee. All fees are nonrefundable.
If you do not have a dog currently, the cost of acquiring a dog is each client’s responsibility.
The weekly training sessions we provide to our clients are free of charge!
Download PDF Application and fill out IN FULL
Pay Non Refundable Application Fee of $75
You can pay via Paypal here or by attaching a physical check to your application:
Mail In or Drop Off Your Completed Application
Victory Service Dogs
770 Wooten Rd., Ste 103
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Confirmation of Received Application
You will be notified by phone, email, or letter once we have received the entirety of your application and payment. From there, your application will go before our review board to determine your eligibility for our program. You will be notified of your status within 1 month. If you’re accepted, we get you going in the program!