Contents of the Template
This template includes:
- Header Information: A designated area for the letter writer’s full name, title, contact information, and the recipient’s full name, title, and contact information.
- Subject Line: A clear, bolded subject line that identifies the purpose of the letter.
- Background Information Section: A table for detailing the applicant’s name, date of birth, medical record number, and date of assessment.
- Medical Condition and Needs Section: A detailed section to list and describe the applicant’s condition(s) and specific needs that the service dog assists with.
- Training and Certification Details of the Service Dog Section: A table for listing the service dog’s name, breed, date of birth, certification number, and training organization.
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Service Dog Section: A comprehensive list to outline the specific tasks the service dog performs to assist the applicant.
- Behavior and Temperament of the Service Dog Section: An area to describe the service dog’s demeanor and conduct in various environments.
- Importance of the Service Dog to the Applicant Section: A space to elaborate on how the service dog contributes significantly to the applicant’s daily life and emotional well-being.
- Legal Considerations Section (if applicable): A section to mention any relevant legal rights associated with service dogs.
- Closing and Signature: A formal closing, space for a signature, and a place to list any attachments.
Why Use This Template
- Ease of Use: This template is straightforward and user-friendly, making it easy for anyone to complete without needing extensive knowledge about the format of recommendation letters.
- Professional Appearance: The clean, organized layout ensures the final product appears polished and professional.
- Customizable: Available in Word and Google Docs formats, this template is designed to be easily edited to suit individual needs.
- Saves Time: With clearly defined sections and a logical flow, this template significantly reduces the time required to draft a letter from scratch.
- Healthcare Professionals: Such as physicians, therapists, or psychologists who are recommending a service dog for a patient with a documented need.
- Trainers or Organizations: Involved in the training and certification of service dogs, who need to attest to the dog’s abilities and temperament.
- Legal or Accommodation Purposes: When individuals require a service dog recommendation letter to provide as part of a housing application, legal case, or request for accommodation at work or school.
- Travel Needs: When an individual with a service dog is planning to travel and needs to provide formal documentation of the service dog’s role and training.