Raising puppies for service work isn’t cheap. We spend over $500 a month on just high quality dog food for our candidate dogs.
$150 A MONTH IN HEART WORM PREVENTATIVE
Heart worm is a big problem in the midwest. We spend over $150 a month in flea, tick and heart worm preventative medication just to keep our dogs candidates alive, happy and healthy.
$1000 HEALTH SCREENING
Before a puppy can be placed with a disabled individual we must screen the dogs hips and elbows for dysplasia. X-rays, sedation and examination appointments can run over $1000 per dog.
$4000 A YEAR IN GAS
Each puppy is taken out on weekly socialization adventures. Since we live 30 miles from the nearest city, we spent over 2 gallons of gas just trying to get to places to socialize our pups. From renaissance festivals, to amusement parks to towering sky scrapers, its takes a lot of gas to get there and back.
Mary McNeight and Service Dog Academy have been pillars of justice, advocacy and education in the medical alert dog community. Please use the PayPal link below to contribute to help disabled people across the globe.