Introducing our remarkable dog trainees, the future heroes of Southern Cross Service Dogs. Each trainee possesses a unique blend of traits, eagerly preparing to provide unwavering support and perform essential tasks.
Southern Cross Service Dogs has specific eligibility requirements for both dogs and applicants. Here are the dog eligibility requirements and an overview of our application process:
We primarily work with medium to large breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and German Shepherds. Exceptions may be made based on individual circumstances and specific needs.
Dogs must be in good health, free from chronic or debilitating conditions. Generally, we accept dogs between the ages of 1 to 5 years. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Dogs should have a friendly, sociable temperament and display a high level of trainability, intelligence, and willingness to work.
Dogs should be of an appropriate size and physical ability to perform the specific tasks related to the applicant’s disability.
Dogs must be able to work well with people and other animals, and not display any aggressive or fearful behavior.
Please note that the application process and eligibility requirements may be subject to updates or modifications, and each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure the best possible match and outcomes for both the applicant and the service dog.