Are you interested in a companion or service dog? Fill out the application below and find out if you qualify for our program. Once we receive your application one of our program managers will make contact.
Honoring America’s Warriors provides disabled veterans who qualify, via our online application, service/companion dogs and training program. The program requires participation in our training program that will tailor the training for the exact requirements of the veteran. We provide the animal, training, emergency veterinary care, and service vests. This is at no cost to that participant. The program requires a one, to two-year commitment to training by the participant.
Our service dogs are trained to do specific tasks for a person that he or she cannot do because of a disability. Service dogs can pick things up, guide a person with vision problems, or help someone who falls or loses balance easily. For example, a service dog can help a blind person walk down the street or get dangerous things out of the way when someone is having a seizure. Protecting someone, giving emotional support, or being a companion do not qualify a dog to be a service animal. To be a service dog, a dog must go through training.
An emotional support animal is a pet that helps an owner with a mental health condition. Emotional support dogs help veterans feel better by giving friendship and companionship. These dogs are also called comfort dogs or support dogs. An emotional support dog does not need special training. Generally, a regular pet can be an emotional support dog if a mental health provider writes a letter saying that the owner has a mental health condition or disability and needs the dog's help for his or her emotional support.
Training session are every Tuesday from 1900-2100 at HAW HQ located at 1301 Cornell Parkway STE 700 Oklahoma City, OK 73108.