Providing assistance dogs to the brave men and women who serve or have served our country.

Getting Started

The PAWZ for Wounded Veterans Program provides service and assistance dogs to the brave men and women that serve or have served our country in the United States Military.

CST trains service dogs to support disabled veterans who are seeking enhanced mobility, independence, and companionship. Whether your disability is obvious or invisible, CST can help you reclaim your independence. CST trains assistance dogs and PTSD service dogs for veterans and active-duty military. Many of the clients who have received a service dog feel they were given the motivation they needed to positively face the challenges of everyday life.

To request the placement of a service dog, please complete the service dog application and provide a copy of the DD-214. The $100 application fee is waived for veterans and active duty military.

Once a potential match has been identified, the applicant is required to travel to CST for two weeks of Team Training (travel, lodging, meals, and activities are the responsibility of the applicant). The applicant is also expected to return annually for recertification. The $150 recertification fee waived for veterans.

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