Thank you for your interest in a BASK service dog.
To begin your application process, please read our parameters below. If you think we are a fit for you, please email us at email@example.com for an application. Upon reciept of the completed application, you will be contacted for a phone interview and an in person interview at our Medway facility.
*Please note that we only place dogs with clients who live in the Massachusetts area.*
Some additional information to consider before you apply:
We do not place dogs on a first come, first served basis. If you are approved, we cannot guarantee how long your wait for a service dog will be. We do our best to provide dogs in a timely manner, but dog/client matches are determined by the strengths of our dogs in training and the needs of our clients.
We are using Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs for our balance program and standard poodles for our PTSD program. Swissies are a giant breed dog (over 100 lbs.) and both breeds have a high work drive and need room to be properly exercised. Dog parks are not an option for service dogs.
We require a fully fenced yard for our balance dogs.
Swissies have a thick undercoat and shed year round. They are not hypoallergenic. Poodles are low shed but need to be groomed by a professional every 6 weeks, at a cost of approximately $100.00.
BASK does not charge the client for the dog, but the average cost to maintain one of our dogs is approximately $200.00 a month. The client will also be responsible to maintain medical insurance for their dog.