Ingredients of a Service Dog

It takes two years of training for one dog to become an ICAN service dog. The total cost for those two years including lifetime support is $25,000. However, ICAN does not pass along this cost to the client. They pay a one-time fee of $1,600 and receive follow-up and training for the life of the partnership at no additional cost. ICAN relies on individual donations, business partnerships and funding from grants to support their mission.


For one dog-in-trainig, the following areas are broken down into how much it costs for an ICAN dog in their two year training:

Dog Food, Bedding & Crates – $600/Year

Veterinary Care & Heartworm/Flea Preventative – $2,000/Year

Grooming & Hygience – $75/Year

Team Training & Graduation (per Client Canine Team) – $750

X-Rays for Joint Health – $300/Year

Balance & Training Vests, Collar, Leashes, Bandana's & Harness – $500/Year

Spay/Neuter – $500/Per Dog

Toys, Nylabones & Dog Treats – $125/Year

Want to help? Consider making a monthly pledge to cover one of these costs or perhaps sponsor an ICAN puppy or an ICAN event. ICAN currently has 80 applicants on a waiting list and depends on individual supporters such as you. To learn more on how you can help bring hope, contact Dino at