Financing service dogs often is necessary because custom-trained service dogs are expensive. Training a reliable service dog takes a long time and an extensive skill set. Service dog trainers spent a lot of time and money building their skills. As a result, they are highly sought after. Many service dog trainers have waiting lists.
Custom service dog cost anywhere between $20,000 to $60,000. And many people, who need a service dog, can't afford one easily. Military veterans have many support organizations helping with service dog financing. But civilian help is scarce. Therefore, we always look for partners to support you in getting your service dog. We offer (or support) the following service dog financing options:
Total K9 Focus: Installment Plan
Total K9 Focus offers payment plans for qualifying customers. We will run a background and credit check to assess if you qualify for our internal service dog financing option. The non-refundable cost is $150. If you qualify, we will allow you to pay for your service dog with monthly installments during the training program duration. This installment plan consists of an initial down payment of $5,000 and a 10% payment plan fee with each payment. Monthly payments are automatically charged to your credit card or through PayPal.
For example, your total service dog price was $35,000 and the estimated training duration was 18 months. You would make an initial down payment of $5,000 at the beginning of the program and then pay the remaining balance off over the following 12 months (regardless of training duration). In this example, that would be $35,000 - $5,000 = $30,000 / 12 months = $2,500 per months + 10% = $2,750 per month for 12 months. That means your total payment including financing charges would be $38,000.
If you qualify and choose this option, the dog will remain our property or collateral (depending on who bought the dog) until the entire contract is paid in full.
Our Partner Organization: Life Saver Dogs
Life Saver Dogs is dedicated to help people with disabilities get a custom-trained service dog tailored to their individual needs. This non-profit organization helps people raise most (around 90%) of the money required to finance their service dog, and we, as their primary partner, select, test and fully train those dogs. Life Saver Dogs supports our service dog recipients throughout the entire process and for the life-time of the service dog. Learn more at Life Saver Dogs.
Based out of Riverside County, we currently offer local Service Dog Training in the following areas: Riverside County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County. We offer Service Dog board and train and all coaching services nationwide.
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