Where are you located?
We are located in Western South Dakota and are focused on meeting the demand for service dogs in the local Black Hills region. While we are targeting western South Dakota, we will work with every applicant meeting the requirements to pair them with a service dog or partnering agency who may be able to assist them better. The goal is to never leave a Veteran or first responder to struggle on there own.
How much does a service dog cost?
SDSD does not charge for their service dogs. We believe that our community should take care of those who at one time wrote a blank check-in service to our country and have come home with battle scars, whether seen or unseen.
The approximate Minimum Cost of a Service Dog is:
Initial Series of Puppy Vaccinations $75
Spaying/Neutering Cost $90
Kennel for Crate Training$ 90
Initial Leash and Harness $100
Additional Leash and Harness after growth spurt $100
Adoption Fee/Donation to Shelter (if applicable) $100
Nylabone Chew Toys (at least 2 toys, maybe more) $40
Food for 12 months ($40 per month for 1 bag) $480
Annual Well Puppy Visits to the Vet $55
Local License & Registration Fees $15
Periodic Grooming as needed $100
Initial 6 week $110
Puppy Training $110
Basic Training $110
Intermediate Training $110
Advanced Training $110
Service Dog Task Training