Costs of Owning a Service Dog

Table 1 - Estimated Costs of Owning a Service Dog
  Estimated Costs of Owning a Service Dog (example) YOUR Estimated Costs of Owning a Service Dog
One Time Costs    
Initial purchase/adoption fee $1500.00  
transportation costs to pick up puppy/dog $200.00  
spaying/neutering (at the correct time) $150.00  
food/water dishes $20.00  
harnesses/leashes/collar/name tags/multiples sizes as puppy grows $100.00  
grooming equipment $100.00  
toys    
crate and bed $130.00  
puppy classes (2 sets) $300.00  
basic adolescent classes (3 sets) $750.00  
online/in person foundation coaching 10 sessions $400.00  
online/in person task specific coaching 10 sessions $500.00  
first vet visit with vaccinations $90.00  
property fencing $500-$3000  
X-rays (orthopedic) $200.00  
Canine Good Citizen/ Neighbor Test $50.00  
certification costs (where required) $200.00  
subtotal $4,690.00  
taxes $234.50  
total $4,924.50  
     
Ongoing Costs (annual)    
food per month x12 $700.00  
treats $100.00  
veterinarian 1 visit per year $100.00  
grooming varies  
nail clipping 120.00  
licence (annual) $25.00  
dog walker/daycare varies  
service dog specific training varies  
additional equipment-mobility harness etc $500.00  
emergency vet care/health insurance varies  
teeth cleaning varies  
subtotal $1,545.00  
taxes    
total $1,545.00