Service Dog Applicaiton Process

To Apply for a Service Dog from Canine Support Teams, Inc., 
simply click the button below; download or print the application, complete it and send it – with the required attachments – to our office.  (all veterans are required to provide copy of DD-214)


By e-mail send to
By fax send to 951-301-3605
By post to PO Box 891767 Temecula, CA 92589-1767

PART ONE of the application is for you, the candidate, to complete.  Tell us  about yourself, your living/home environment; family and/or pets that share your life & home; details about your disability(ies); what your activities & hobbies are, and what your hopes and expectations are for life with a Service Dog.


PART TWO of the application is for your physician to complete.  To be sure we can make the best possible match, it is critical to have a detailed explanation of your specific medical condition.  This portion must be completed by a MD or PhD (we cannot accept a counselor or physical therapist).


Confidentiality: Please be confident that the information you & your doctor(s) provide will not be used for any other purpose than to evaluate and assess your condition as it relates to making successful canine placement. CST will keep this information confidential and will not share it with anyone but the professional staff involved in helping provide services.


Once your completed application is received it is reviewed by our professional staff. If your application falls within our criteria, you will be invited to meet for an intake interview.  This gives our staff & trainers an opportunity to have face-to-face interaction with our candidates. Special arrangments can be made for applicants that are out-of-area or unable to travel. There are many complexities in developing a Canine Support TEAM and personal interaction is invaluable to begin the relationship that, we hope, will provide our clients with years of independence, companionship, service and unconditional love.


ALL of Canine Support Teams’ dogs are ADA Compliant and Public Access Test Certified.  They undergo two years of training before being placed with a disabled client. You can be confident that the Service Dog you receive from CST is an elite “4-legged professional”, ready and eager to fulfill his/her calling.




Application: $50 non-refundable Application fee with your completed application.

Placement: Once a potential match has been identified, the applicant is asked to contribute towards a portion of the cost of preparing the service dog. The actual costs of two years' preparation and training of a working Service Dog are upwards of $25,000. We ask a nominal donation of $6,500.00 from clients prior to Team Training. We actively assist with fundraising and grant seeking to help them reach this goal.
*If you are a veteran, please click this link to take you to the PAWZ page.

ALL recipients of CST Service Dogs must travel to our Menifee campus for 12 days of Team Training (travel, lodging, meals, & activities are clients' responsibility). 

Annual re-certification is required ($100 p/year) and conducted quarterly by our professional training staff at a nearby locale.  Special arrangments can be made for clients who are out-of-area or unable to travel.

Considering using YOUR dog as

a Service Dog?


Our certified trainers can temperament test your dog at our facility and in public to determine if s/he will qualify for our Outside Certification Program. 


This program includes unlimited access to our AKC Canine Good Citizen & Urban Dog group courses, skills training specific to your needs/disabilities and 6 individual training sessions.  



Application: Include a $50 non-refundable Application fee with your completed application.


Evaluation Fee: $75 non-refundable.  Your dog will be evaluated by our training staff.  Dogs will only be accepted for our outside certification program if our trainers find the dog to be of suitable temperament and training of a Service Dog.  Due to liability insurance restrictions, bully/protection breeds are excluded. Puppies in training will be re-evaluated at 6 and 18 months.


ALL dogs MUST be evaluated prior to consideration for Outside Certification - NO EXCEPTIONS.  Not all dogs will qualify. 


Training/Certification Fee: $2500 will provide six (6) private training sessions with a CST trainer and unlimited access to group classes.  When determined by our training staff, you and your dog will take our Public Access Test.  Upon passing you will be issued a CST identification card, collar, leash & vest for your dog.  Subsequent annual PAT is required, cost is $100 per test. Any required replacement equipment will be charged at the current rate. 

If the dog is deemed unsuitable at any time in the future, certification will be revoked and all CST branded equipment must be returned.

Canine Support Teams, Inc
Physical Address:

26500 Scott Rd
Menifee, CA 92584

Mailing Address:

PO Box 891767 

Temecula, CA  92589-1767

Phone: 951 301-3625 951 301-3625

Fax:     951 301-3605


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