A service dog is an investment for everyone involved
ASDA expects to receive $13,500 in exchange for the placement of a service dog. It sounds like a lot. But so far, all of our families who could not spare the money directly have been able to procure a dog through fundraising efforts.
Months of training, housing and veterinary care are invested in each dog. Not all dogs graduate our program, yet the cost of our time and resources remain fixed. ASDA is a nonprofit that does not receive government funding: we depend on general public donations, grants, fundraisers and volunteers. The full cost to breed, raise and train an ASDA service dog can range from $15,000 to $20,000.