The Facility Dog lives with and is handled by an employee of the facility.
To apply for a Facility Dog, you must have:
- An agency staff member to care for, house and handle the dog. This individual will participate in the SDI application and training process.
The handler must have training in counseling, victim’s services, critical incident stress debriefings, mental health or similar education and field experience.
The agency must commit to the support of a Facility Dog. SDI requires a supervisor signature on the application.