Training a service dog takes a lot of time and resources. In fact, it takes over $26,000 to prepare a service dog for his or her important work. To see a breakdown of those costs, please visit Ingredients of a Service Dog. As the only accredited program in Indiana by Assistance Dogs International (ADI), that means ICAN follows rigorous standards 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, individuals and private foundations 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.
You can bring hope for more independent living to those living with a disability; and hope to inmate handlers who gain valuable life skills by training these amazing animals for a life of service.
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.