Child Application (Under 16s)
You need email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form, reference letter and *health referral form (psychiatric service dogs only), print them, fill them in, scan and send back.
Please do not hesitate to phone Honey’s Garden on 0722500336 for any queries about these forms.
This application will contain information about your child (under 16), yourself (primary or secondary dog handler depending on child’s age and capabilities), and your household/the environment that the service dog will be expected to live and work in.
Please note that if your child is under 10 or is unable to handle a dog by themselves, a parent or caregiver will be responsible for maintenance training and handling of the service dog on that child’s behalf. If your child is capable and over 10 years old, a parent or caregiver will be expected to be a secondary handler and oversee all activities.
Please put the child’s full name in the email subject bar along with the word APPLICATION and the type of service dog you are applying for, as per example below.
BOBBY BROWN APPLICATION FOR DIABETIC ALERT DOG
This letter will need to be filled in by a friend or person who knows your family and the child, and can vouch for the fact that the child will indeed benefit from a service dog and that your family is capable of caring for one. This person may be a teacher, family friend, carer or social worker.
The letter from a referee needs to be submitted directly to Honey’s Garden by the person who filled in the form, or a formal representative. The subject bar for this letter should be as follows:
BOBBY BROWN REFERENCE LETTER FROM JOE BLOGS
Health Referral Form
This form (for psychiatric service dog applicants only) must be filled in and submitted by a professional physician, psychologist or psychiatrist who knows your family and works with the child. This professional should be able to vouch for the fact that the child will indeed benefit from a service dog and release medical and social information about the child. You will need to fill in the first page of this form in order to give formal consent.
The letter from the health care professional can be submitted directly to Honey’s Garden by the person who filled in the form, or a formal representative from the office of work. Alternatively you may want to send it yourself in a separate email from the application form, but in this case the physician must have saved the document as a PDF or handwritten to avoid tampering. The subject bar for this form should be as follows:
BOBBY BROWN HEALTH REFERRAL FROM DR JOE BLOGS
Honeys Garden is a nonprofit, 2016/387235/08 organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with people within South Africa who are under privileged, fighting with disabilities or diseases, and veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing. We also help with animal rescue, and educate the public regarding use of service dogs in public places.