Training a service dog takes a lot of time and resources. In fact, it takes over $26,000 to raise a service dog. Our program is accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI), which means that ICAN has met the rigorous standards of ADI in the following areas:
- safety and cleanliness of the training facility
- fair and ethical treatment of clients
- proper health care for the dogs
- humane training methods for the dogs
- criteria for screening suitability of both dogs and clients
- criteria for matching dogs and clients
- criteria for administration of all program operations and compliance with all legal regulations
Our organization relies on community partners and businesses to help us fulfill our mission. Whether you can donate your time to volunteer, provide a specific skill set to advance our program, or give financially, your support is greatly needed and sincerely appreciated.
Appreciation for your contribution comes in the form of wet noses, heartfelt thanks from the families who receive our service dogs, and gratitude from the inmate handlers who gain valuable life skills by training these amazing animals for a life of service.
Oh, and ICAN is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, so your donations could be tax deductible. Please consult your accountant or financial advisor to determine how the tax laws affect you.