People with physical disabilities that significantly limit their mobility and are seeking increased independence are encouraged to apply. Organizations that provide physical or mental health care to clients who will benefit from interaction with a Facility Dog are also eligible to apply. Hospitals and Assisted Living Centers may apply for Hospital Facility Dogs. Prosecutors Offices and Child Advocacy Centers may apply for Courthouse Dogs.
Assistance Dogs of Hawaii is only able to accept a limited number of applications per year. Although many people are eligible, we are only able to select applicants who will receive the greatest benefit from the specific skills the dogs are trained to preform. Applicants must be committed to ongoing training and follow-up visits.