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Expense Breakdown

What does it cost to train our dogs and provide them at no cost to our Veterans?

Veteran Service Dog

Per service dog/veteran team
Dog food (during training + Veteran's initial bag) $300
Veterinarian (shots, spay, neuter, exam, etc.) $350
Training and board $7500
Flea and tick prevention $60
Heartworm prevention $72
Total $8282

Veteran Service Dog Supplies

Per service dog/veteran team
Service vest and patches $60
IDs $20
Handbook and Care Guide $10
Leash $35
Collar $20
Tag $8
Toys $25
Total $178

Administrative Expenses

Per month
Office rent $1175
Phone/Fax lines and internet $120
Website domain and hosting $50
Brochures $64
Business cards $10
Utilities (electricy/water) $60
Total $1479

Overall Total Cost Per Veteran/Service Dog Team: $9939

Program expenses: 85%
Administrative expenses: 15%

Currently we provide at least 12 fully trained service dogs to Veterans per year plus numerous emotional support animals