Any Veteran or active duty Service Member with a physical or emotional disability can participate in PPH programs.
The only “rule out” criteria is the inability to sufficiently care for and feed the dog. This is determined by the potential recipient’s medical doctor (i.e. if they are not physically mobile, they will want to know that the potential client has an attendant that can feed the dog every day).
When speaking of emotional disability, we are referring to symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and any other mental health issue developed out of their military service.