A little overview to illustrate why Lions raise money for Dog Guides….
For someone with a disability, a Dog Guide is a priceless gift of independence. In reality, each Dog Guide costs approximately $25,000 and takes almost two years to raise, train, and ultimately partner with its new handler. No one should be denied their independence. That’s why Dog Guides – including all training, travel and accommodation for recipients – are provided at no cost.
|Breeding and care of a Dog Guide puppy||$1,800|
|Maintenance of breeding facility||$1,780|
|Kennel care and maintenance||$2,035|
|Training of Dog Guide + hands-on
instruction for recipient
|Accommodation, meals + travel
for recipient in training
|Dog Guide supplies + harness||$400|
|Training centre + administration costs||$7,700|
|Assessment + ongoing support of
Dog Guide team
|Average cost of making a life-changing
|Cost to the recipient of a Dog Guide||$0|