Service Dogs and the costs

At a meeting this week I had an interesting questions. One of the parents has a child that has been injured and is now going to be living with limited mobility and probably a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. In the course of discussion we started talking about Service Dogs, what they can do for him, how to get one, and most importantly in the short term, how much one costs.

Today, I noticed this article in the NY Times which covers all of those issues and does them in a way that makes it clear what happens when a service dog comes home. Needless to say, a well trained service dog is expensive to acquire, and expensive to keep. It’s something to be aware of for anyone looking at doing this.

Steve Haynes
Fidelio Dog Works