Applying for a Dog
Guide Dogs for the visually impaired, service dogs for veterans, companion Dogs for qualifying children and youth—what‘s the best way to find out which is right for you? Start here.
Select from the three major categories below, or check out some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about each mission area. Either way, you’ll be able to dig deeper into who we are, and how we can help you with your specific needs.
Visually Impaired Q&A
How much does a guide dog cost the recipient?
How long is your guide dog training program?
Do I have to be totally blind to qualify for a guide dog?
How long will I have to wait for a guide dog?
How much does a service dog cost for the recipient?
How can a service dog help a veteran living with PTSD?
How do I know if I qualify for a service dog?
How long will I have to wait for a service dog?
Children & Youth Q&A
What are the age requirements for children seeking a dog?
Can my visually impaired child get a guide dog?
Is Guide Dog Camp only for those who definitely know they want a guide dog?
Does a parent need to be in attendance for Guide Dog Camp?
I still have questions about getting a guide dog. Who can I contact at Southeastern Guide Dogs?
If I have more questions about getting a service dog, who can I call or email?
Who can I contact to find out more about getting a companion dog for my visually impaired child?
“Quote from a graduate about the effect their dog has had on their everyday life.”
— Graduate Name, City and/or State of Residence