Veterans must be able and willing to come to Patriot K9 Partners training campus located in central Wisconsin (Schofield), once a week for 22 consecutive weeks. (This includes your 3 week required class commitment prior to your class series start date).

We do accept veterans from out of our service area or out of state.  You will be personally required to find a place for an extended stay locally for the entire length of the 22 week class series.

We have a strict set of guidelines for applicants based on our criteria:

      A “General- Under Honorable Conditions” discharge is not the same as an “HONORABLE” discharge. Due to the criteria of our program, each applicant must have an “HONORABLE” Discharge from the United States Armed Forces to be eligible for enrollment.
    2. Letter from Physician, Counselor or VA stating diagnosis of service related PTSD , TBI or MSI
    3. Must have a completed DD214 long form
    4. Must provide letter from Physician/Counselor or VA stating you are medically, mentally and physically able to handle the responsibilities of owning a dog. (This is only required if you need us to provide you with a dog).
    5. Individuals convicted of a felony, domestic violence, sexual offense of any kind and/or any type of animal mistreatment abuse, neglect or cruelty are ineligible.

The qualifying criteria are simple but it is all mandatory. You MUST bring all the required paperwork with you at the time of your first interview or we will have to reschedule the appointment for a later time and date.

Please be advised: to help us identify candidates who fit the mission of this program, a background check is performed on every applicant on the day of the first interview.

If you think you meet all these criteria, please fill out our application.