During the first two years of each dog’s life we invest $25,000 getting him or her ready for placement with a child. This money comes from private donations and foundations.
At Paws and Affection we charge a $5,000 placement fee for all of our working dogs. This cost covers recipient training, supplies for the dog, and follow up training. In the case of facility dogs, the $5,000 covers the certification of one handler. P&A will certify up to 3 handlers at an additional cost of $2,000 per handler. This fee is not a donation and does not give the recipients ownership of the dog. This financial commitment from the recipient is the first step in understanding the dedication and hard work needed to make this mutually beneficial relationship between dog and child a success.
Below is a breakdown of the investment made in each dog over the initial training period.
Expenses Years 1 and 2
|Cost of puppy||$2,500|
|Dog Care Expenses:||$7,300|
|Foster Family Training|
|Service dog training||$9,300|
(toys, leash, collar, crate, etc.)