Application of Interest

Thank you for your interest in receiving a service dog from the Puppy Jake Foundation (PJF), a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping military veterans through the assistance of well bred and professionally trained service dogs.

At this time, we only consider Applications of Interest from qualified military veterans. This application of interest is the first step in determining whether PJF can meet your needs. Once you have completed this application, a member of our veteran coordination team will be in contact with you. If you need assistance as you are filling this out, please contact our office at 515.777.2837 or

Before you begin, there are several items you need to submit with your Application of Interest:

  • Access to your DD214/NGB22. This is the paperwork you should have received when you separated from the military. If you have more than one DD214, please include the most recent. If you need a copy, you may request it through the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • A completed Mental Health Evaluation presented to and completed by your physician.

Or complete digitally below.

Please note: If your Application of Interest is approved, you will receive the full Application for a Service Dog. Along with required paperwork, a $250 application fee will be required.  This fee is the only funding we require. It demonstrates that you understand the seriousness of undertaking a service
animal. If you cannot afford the application fee, assistance may be available. 

At all times, applications are reviewed with a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion to ensure fairness without regard to sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion or any other legally protected classifications. 

The Puppy Jake Foundation is committed to full accessibility for individuals applying for or interested in learning more about the services we provide. We work continuously to increase the accessibility and usability of our website, applications, documents and materials related to applicants and existing Veteran/Dog teams as well as members of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers. For assistance with accessing our website, applications, documents and materials, please contact Veteran Coordinator, 3101 104th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322, call (515) 639-8785 or email