*** APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED *** We are not currently accepting applications or a wait list.
To learn about our Client-Trainer Program, click here. This program is currently conducting intake for Fall 2021.
Our focus is currently on completing the training for our current K9PAD Service Dogs in Training. From now until when we are able to open up applications, we may have a Service Dog in Training that is more suitable for a different disability at which time we may open applications for a specific disability.
Our programs are open to military, first responders, and civilians.
For more information regarding the Application process, please contact ClientTeam@K9PAD.org
We currently only provide Service Dogs to clients residing in Nova Scotia. Most of our training takes place in Hammonds Plains and Bedford, NS. Clients must have reliable transportation and be able to attend lessons around HRM.
We do not charge for our Service Dogs but we do encourage clients to fundraise for a future client's Service Dog. Fundraising or donations do not affect the wait time or application process.
Upon placement of a Service Dog, K9PAD charges an equipment fee of $2000. It covers specialty equipment that the client requires, initial toys and supplies, food, and other equipment.
K9PAD has minimum eligibility requirements that must be met in order to be considered for a K9PAD Service Dog. Meeting the minimum eligibility does not guarantee acceptance into our program. With the application and interviews, K9PAD will determine suitability for our program. This list does not include all of the eligibility requirements.
(Our goal is to ensure the best possible matching between client and Service Dog. Our application process may take a couple of months to ensure suitability. An approved application does not guarantee successful matching.)