Service Dogs provide freedom and independence to people with all types of disabilities and/or medical conditions. They can often do skills from more than one work style, such as hearing sounds and retrieving items for someone who is hearing impaired and uses a wheelchair. For those with autism, a service dog can provide protection and emotional support. Because of their specialized training, service dogs can often cost thousands of dollars. In addition, having a service dog also means covering the costs of caring for the animal on a daily basis.
On average, the cost to train and place a service dog with an individual or family starts between $20,000 and $22,000. This can be quite expensive for anyone, but especially for people already facing medical expenses.
Service dogs should be available to any child or adult with a disability who wishes to have the love, companionship and independence that are the result of a owning a service dog. Do you know someone whose quality of life would be made better by having a service dog? Start a Move Your Mountain online fundraising campaign for a loved one in need and help them and ease their burden and gain the friendship and support that comes a service dog.
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