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Autism Assistance Dogs Qualifications

Thank you for your interest in our program. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are currently not accepting new applications. We expect to reopen the application process around July 1st, 2024. Please check back then to apply.

Applicants must reside in one of the following states: California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.
Applicant will not qualify if there is a dog currently living in the home 
The child should warm up to and interact comfortably with dogs
The child must be between the ages of 4-12 
The child must have no history of aggression towards humans or animals
DBL does not place dogs based on preference of size, gender, breed, coat type, or color.
The majority of DBL dogs are Labrador Retrievers weighing 50 pounds or more. 
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