Welcome to the application center for The Academy of Canine Excellence and Service Dogs Of New Mexico!
Are you ready to get a service dog? Before you apply for any of our Service Dog, Therapy Dog, or ESA Training Programs please look though this page and read our step by step application guide. Reviewing some of our frequently asked questions, program requirements, restrictions, and tips for success can help you and your family decide if this is the right choice for you. You can also download all the application documents needed, check your application status, and review our current training policies and COVID-19 precautions with the links below.
Before you Apply
Talk it Over
A service dog can change your life, but only if you are ready for one. Make sure you and your loved ones have discussed it. Getting a service dog is adding a family member for life.
Your life will change in many ways once you have a service dog. With all the amazing benefits come some additional challenges as well. Does a dog fit into your lifestyle?
There are so many way a service dog can help you in your daily life! Even with exceptional training and an experenced handler, dogs still make mistakes. This is a team effort.
Health & Care
Are you healthy enough to take care of a service dog?
Can you walk them? Feed them? Take them to the vet? Before you apply make sure you can participate in training and care for them.
How to Apply
The first step toward joining our program begins with filling out the Application and submitting your $50* processing fee.
Once we receive your completed application one of our staff members will contact you for a phone interview to review the application. This process takes 1 to 3 weeks for scheduling.
After your phone interview and dog evaluation (if applicable) you are ready to start! The final step is an orientation class, click the link to the left to register with pre-pay and expedite your application process. All teams must complete this class prior to dog placement and training start date.
Check My Status
Do you already have a dog?
Once you have submitted your application you can speed up the process by pre-paying for your $75* dog evaluation.