Our First-Year Accomplishments!
- We have 5 service dog trainers
- We have certified 23 service dog handlers with their service dogs
- We have a waiting list of 90 plus disabled veterans and children that need a service dog. We will quickly reduce that number once we raise the funds for land for a facility.
What Does it take to Prepare A Service Dog?
Initial Series of Puppy Vaccinations $75
Spaying/Neutering Cost $90
Kennel for Crate Training $90
Leash and summer and winter Service Dog Vest $300
Adoption Fee/Donation to Shelter (if applicable) $100
Nylabone Chew Toys (at least 2 toys, maybe more) $30
Food for 24 months ($30 per month) $720
Annual Well Puppy Visits to the Vet (2 visits) $200
Grooming ($50 average per visit) $1200
Flea, tick, heartworm preventative ($30 per month) $720
Transportation Costs to pick up and/or deliver dog $300-500
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Training FREE***
Service Dog Task Training FREE***
Service Dog Handler Training FREE***
*These figures are for a 24 month training period
**These figures are derived from budgeted line items
*** Our trainers are all volunteers which is how we are able to keep our costs lower than other service dog organizations.