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So My 20-yr old brother was recently diagnosed with epilepsy and ever since he has talked about wanting a service dog but he asked me to look into it because I am the family-appointed dog lady of the house. LOL
Anyways...I have a ton of questions mainly about the different routes you can take to obtaining a service dog (especially if you went through a program specifically for epilepsy patients) and the pros and cons of getting a fully trained one at a couple years old or starting from a puppy
If you have a family pet and then a service dog for one member of the family (I have no idea how any of this works honestly) because Ace is my baby and I'm not to keen on giving him up to my brother and neither of us has any plans to move out soon
and also how you pay for it (especially if you are low or middle income)
if you want you can also just send me links or stories if you come across them that may help me with my questions.
thanks!:smile2:
 

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I volunteered for 11 years with this organization - Canine Assistants. There is no cost to the recipient, and placement is based on need, not on when you got on the wait list. For example, if someone has a terminal diagnosis, they bump to the top of the list, because Jennifer Arnold (the founder) believes that no one should die alone. Or if a disability is so debilitating to someone, they would bump up in the list.

Veterinary care is also provided for the life of the dog (your vet would bill Canine Assistants), if needed, as well as food, etc.

https://www.canineassistants.org/

https://www.canineassistants.org/applying-for-a-service-dog/
 

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I volunteered for 11 years with this organization - Canine Assistants. There is no cost to the recipient, and placement is based on need, not on when you got on the wait list. For example, if someone has a terminal diagnosis, they bump to the top of the list, because Jennifer Arnold (the founder) believes that no one should die alone. Or if a disability is so debilitating to someone, they would bump up in the list.

Veterinary care is also provided for the life of the dog (your vet would bill Canine Assistants), if needed, as well as food, etc.

https://www.canineassistants.org/

https://www.canineassistants.org/applying-for-a-service-dog/
this was so helpful! gonna get on the waiting list soon:) thanks so much!
 
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