Apply for a Dog


Our application for Hearing Dogs.

If you can answer yes to all of the below question,  We would love to hear from you.
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  • Are you at least 18 years of age?

  • Are you a resident of Illinois or Wisconsin?

  • Do you have a minimum of 65% hearing loss (unaided.)

  • Are you physically able to take full responsibility for the daily care of a dog?

  • Do you have the ability to pay $1,000 to $2,000 a year for dog care costs such as veterinary care and dog food?

  • Is your home currently free of dogs?

  • Are you able to participate in a 4-5 day placement of a dog, working in your home and in your community with a Dogs On the Go trainer for 8 hours each day?

  • Are other people in the home willing to participate in the placement and spend time with the trainer learning how to help make the dog’s placement successful?

  • If there are hearing people in the home (including children), are they willing to consistently avoid answering sounds such as the doorbell so that the dog can work the sound?

  • Average wait time for a Dogs On the Go Hearing Dog is 12-18 months after being accepted into the program. Does that time frame work for you?