Argh, the one organization isn't currently placing dogs and has experienced a tragedy; small organizations that do really good work can suffer during difficult times sometimes. They'll keep my application on file in case they can start up again. Another I found in our state, well known with good dogs, requires finding a home for any current dog, which I don't agree with. While I know many pets can truly distract a service dog, ours is just mellow and kind of aloof and follows most instructions (unless he's got to confront a phobia, like birds and windchimes, which is different, and leash pulling, which is also different). He gets along with others, including mice and others' cats and isn't exuberant around other dogs. He's laid back, he chills.
Another organization I applied with when I first started thinking about this doesn't place animals in our state, even though they're closer than some organizations in our state. There are others that have you share in a lot of the fundraising for the dog, but I suspect I'd be putting in money of my own that I shouldn't. I understand the reasoning for this--small organizations are on very tight budgets now, grants can be difficult to get for startups, and people should contribute and give back where they can. It embarrasses me terribly to ask for funds for my own service animal--I don't like to draw attention to myself, and I really just can't do it. No pity parade, no wondering if I'm worthy. I mean, from friends and family, yes, I wouldn't mind asking if someone wanted to donate if they could. But this is a lot of money and more than friends and family could cover.
Another organization that did great work a few years ago went under.
So, more researching and maybe the national organizations.