These dogs perform helpful tasks for people who use wheelchairs or have mobility challenges. Those tasks include picking up dropped items, tugging open doors and draws, pushing automatic door and elevator buttons, turning light switches on and off. This type of placement requires that the person partnered with the dog be able to manage the dog independently when out in public.
Generally, individuals must be at least 16 years of age before they are mature enough to be able to handle a service dog alone when in public.
ICAN charges a $75 non-refundable application fee and a one-time fee of $2,500, or whatever the fee is at the time you receive your dog. We then work with the client and dog team at no additional charge for the life of that partnership as new needs arise. Learn How to Apply.
ICAN places dogs within Indiana and placement is determined by our Client Placement Team on what dog will work best for that particular type of placement. There is a 1-3 year wait time for a dog and sometimes longer for an autism assist dog. People who are thinking about applying for a service dog often have many questions about their eligibility and the process. Please refer to the FAQ Section to find many answers to common questions. If your specific question is not addressed, please contact us, or call Sandi, our Director of Client Services at 317-672-3865.