The total cost to raise, train, and lifetime care of our Assisted Intervention Therapy Animals are exuberant, although there is no charge to community or industry partners for either the animal or any associated training. If you would like to be involved in an animal's journey to becoming an Assistance Intervention Therapy Animal, or lifetime care please sponsor one of our animals today.
How much does a Assistance Intervention Dog cost?
Initial Costs $50,000
Instruction to the AAI dog user
Instruction for the AAI dog teams
Transportation to and fro
Follow up services
Ongoing expenses $900-$1,200 annually
$900-$1,200 annually is similar to the range you’d spend on a pet dog. Recurring expenses:
Other dog products:
Grooming including bathing, nail trimming, brushing, etc.
Initial cost for Assistance Intervention Dog = $50,000
Ongoing cost = $1,200 a year
Estimated working span = 10 years
Total cost for a Assistance Intervention Dog = $60,000
That total number does not include cost during retirement years and also no major medical expenses.