Autism Assistance Dog Inquiry Form

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My child is between 4 and 11 years old and is on the autism spectrum*

I have a fenced yard that is secure & attached to my home*

I understand that Dogs for Better Lives is unable to train personal pets as Assistance Dogs*

I have other dogs in my household*

I understand an Assistance Dog is a trained working animal, not a pet or a guard dog*

I understand I will not be able to choose a specific breed, color, or sex of dog*

I understand not all Assistance Dogs are certified for public access*

I understand I will be required to pay a non-refundable $50.00 application fee upon submission of my application*

I understand upon acceptance of my application I will be required to pay a REFUNDABLE $500.00 Good Faith Deposit*

I understand the REFUNDABLE $500.00 Good Faith Deposit can be returned to me after the dog & I have successfully been together one year*

I understand I must be willing & able to physically, mentally & emotionally care for a dog without assistance*

I understand I will be required to attend obedience training classes or hire a private obedience trainer*

I understand there will be a steep learning curve for approximately the 1st year*

I understand Dogs for Better Lives will be there to help me for the lifetime of my team*

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