Each veteran and animal requires adoption fees, veterinarian and medical fees, boarding and training expenses, training treats, training equipment, transportation, pet food, pillows, crates, toys, training facility, and travel expenses over the duration of their time with us. As always, this is never a cost to the veteran. Thanks to our generous volunteers, we are able to perform this work within the national average cost of a service dog. Which according to the National Service Animal Registry, the average cost of a service dog is around $15,000-$30,000 upfront. Some can even cost upwards of $50,000 depending on their specific tasks and responsibilities.
$25 provides a leash and a collar
$50 goes toward six months of flea medication
$75 provides a customized service dog vest
$100 buys a round of puppy vaccines
$250 provides a supply starter kit with grooming and training supplies
$500 pays for spaying or neutering, a requirement for all service dogs
$1,000 buys veterinary care for a dog during its training