Our dogs change kids' lives.
RAISING HOPE DOGS MUST INVEST HEAVILY
in the acquisition, training and care of the dogs, the cost of which cannot be covered by the organization’s clients or therapists.
On average, it takes about 18 months to two years to develop a trained dog ready to work in the field at an average cost of $12,000 per dog.
Training dogs for Raising Hope Dogs is more complicated than training a typical service dog, which is expected to work with one specific person and one specific issue. Raising Hope dogs must be ready to work with a variety of people on any given day, all with varied issues and goals.
Much is expected of the Raising Hope dogs, so a successful trainee must relish the constant changes and maintain a calm, happy energy.
Raising Hope Dogs™
Raising Hope Dogs is a non-profit 501(c)3 and an Arizona Qualifying Charitable Organization. This means your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and for Arizona taxpayers, your support can mean a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of up to $800 for couples and $400 for individuals.