FTK-9’s Service Dogs are raised and trained at our Headquarters in Pembroke Ontario for the first 18 to 24 months of their life and have an eight to ten year working life. All food, veterinary care and training are provided during this time. As such our Service Dogs are valued at $40,000.
Each dog is provided free of charge to approved clients.
FTK-9’s receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations from the general public, public support of our work at K-9 Headquarters in our grooming and training departments, corporate sponsors, fundraising events, and community supporters.
Clients are not obligated to fundraise and fundraising efforts are in no way tied to when and if they receive their Service Dog. FTK-9 also has many third party fundraisers that host events in support of our working dog teams.
Once matched, the actual direct cost of the Service Dog to the client is:
- application fee of $50
- equipment fee of $250
- the cost of travel, accommodations and food for the week of Team Training in Pembroke Ontario
All regular care of the dog (grooming, travel, food and veterinary costs) are the responsibility of the recipient once the dog has been placed with the individual.