- ADDRESS: 3 Simm Lane, Newtown, CT 06470
We are passionate about providing psychiatric service dogs to people in need. We started this organization because that need is truly overwhelming, particularly for children and young adults.
We get dozens of service dog requests every week and simply can not reply to everyone. To make the process a little easier and enable us to focus our time on training dogs, we have provided a bit of information here and also encourage you to look at our website for answers.
If you are inquiring about a psychiatric service dog, you live in Newtown, and are between 15-19 years of age then you likely qualify for a free dog! We do provide psychiatric service dogs for kids outside of Newtown at a cost of $15,000. Please leave us with as much info as possible if you are interested in applying.
If you are interested in and able to train your own service dog, please contact The Exceptional Pet. While this is a very risky and difficult way to get a service dog, it is an option.
If you are interested in joining our team of Therapy Dogs or Facility Dogs, we first require you to enroll in a Therapy Dog class at The Exceptional Pet. Once that class is complete and the trainers believe that your dog wants to be a Therapy Dog or Facility Dog then we will set up a time to perform the proper test to make sure that your dog is comfortable, confident, and loving.
If you are reaching out to volunteer, please fill out our form here. We will be in touch as soon as possible with opportunities.
For all other inquiries, we will be in touch as soon as possible.