A dog rescued from an uncertain fate.
A human faced with unique challenges.
Imagine the possibilities.
Our mission is simple. We identify, rescue, and train talented homeless dogs for psychiatric and utility service. We connect partners with a heart for rescue to service dogs that have love and skills to share. And we support that partnership for the long-term—through ongoing training, public education, and research. Interested in learning more about the work, volunteering with the group, or applying for a service partner? Meet us here or join us on Facebook and on Twitter!
Possibility Dogs has three application periods per year, typically (but not always) Feb-March, June-July, and October-November. Application periods typically run two months, but are curtailed if we have a higher-than-expected number of applications in a given period. We are not currently accepting applications.
We are now running at maximum numbers, nationwide. We pride ourselves on maintaining individual relationships with our partners and their dogs. You are more than a number to us, and because of this, we keep our numbers small -- intentionally. We will not be accepting applications for new client / service dog candidates for the rest of 2014 until graduated teams create openings. Please check back on this page, where we will post the next application period as soon as it becomes available. Contact us at that time.
Note: Applicants for assistance with a service dog partnership at any stage must be in an ongoing/active relationship with a medical or mental health service provider who supports that partnership, is willing to document that support and to interact with us, as needed, to help the dog/handler team develop tasks best suited to the disabilities involved. We are unable to approve applications that do not meet these criteria.
Socialize puppies! Assist with obedience and service training. Foster or co-train a Possibility Dog with a disabled partner. Spread the good word at events and online. Offer your facility or business location for a training visit (we love stairs!). We have one-time, short- and long-term volunteer opportunities, some nationwideRead More
Whether you’re looking for a psychiatric or utility/mobility Service Dog, an Emotional Support companion, or a therapy dog to partner in public or private settings, Possibility Dogs can help connect you with a great canine candidate! Read More
Your donations help rescue talented dogs and train them for private service or public stewardship and help educate the public about the good work such partnerships achieve. Read More