I contacted three different service dog organizations. Typically the wait for a dog is a minimum of 2 years. Obviously, that just won't work for us folks with ALS. Also, as you can imagine, training a dog for a person with ALS is MUCH different than training a dog for a person who does not have a progressive disease. I also know having a dog is a huge commitment. It is required to go for the 3 week training session. If you can't do that I'm pretty sure you can't get the dog.
Johns Hopkins ALS Clinic (where I go) recommended Canine Partners for Life in Cochranville PA. They have trained dogs specifically for ALS. Here's their website: www.k94life.org
Again - I will keep you all informed once I get the dog!