FAQ

Q. How do i start the process for receiving SBF's help?

A. Here is a link to the application to receive services from SBF. Fill out the application with all of your information, and a representative from SBF will get back to you in a timely manner.

 

Q. how does sbf decide what adoptions to fund?

A. SBF funds as many adoptions as it can afford; we operate completely off of donations. Cases are decided based on applications. A survivor's story is taken into account, as it is written on the application form. Dogs or cats must be adopted from an animal shelter or a humane society. Non-rescue adoptions are not funded.  

 

Q. are the adopted dogs service dogs?

A. The adopted dogs are not service animals. They can, however, be trained to be service animals and receive the proper certification.

 

Q. How can i get my pet registered as an emotional support animal?

A. Your psychiatrist or other medical provider will need to write a letter certifying that your animal is medically assisting you in some way. This letter allows your animal to qualify for federal benefits, such as the unrestricted access to indoor facilities.

 

Q. does sbf pay for expenses after the adoption?

A. SBF only pays for the adoption fees. No additional expenses are paid for by SBF after the adoption. We do offer a network for survivors and their pets to connect with one another and provide support.