Sponsor a Hero Dog
If you cannot raise a puppy yourself, but you still would like to be involved in a puppy's journey to becoming a Hero's Service Dog, you can sponsor many different phases of a puppy's life.
When you sponsor a puppy for $3,600, you make a donation that covers most of the puppy's basic supplies and routine care (not training costs which are covered by our puppy scholarships) up until the time he is matched with a client for team training, usually at around 20 months of age. This greatly relieves the financial burden on the puppy raiser and on Hero Dogs' general funds.
Although this list is not exhaustive, these are the types of things that a Hero Dog puppy needs and that your gift of sponsorship will help us pay for:
- bed, mat
- toys and chews
- leash and collar(s)
- grooming supplies
- Hero Dogs puppy and service
- specialized training equipment
- well-puppy vet visits
- routine vaccinations
- monthly heartworm medication
- monthly flea/tick preventive
- spay or neuter surgery
- hip and elbow x-rays
- other health screenings
The durable items that the sponsorship pays for (e.g., crate, vests, specialized training equipment) will travel with the puppy from his puppy raiser home to his new home with his partner. Thus, the sponsorship not only helps offset costs for the puppy raiser, but for the client as well.
In return, the sponsor receives a tax deduction letter, recognition in our newsletter and on the puppy's personal home page, links on our website (if the sponsor has a website), a quarterly photo of the puppy along with a brief report on how the puppy is progressing in training (when available), a standing invitation to visit and observe the puppy/dog during regularly scheduled training sessions, recognition at graduation via presentation of a certificate of appreciation from Hero Dogs, Inc., and a photograph of the graduating team.
Sponsors can be individuals, families, groups of individuals (e.g. a team or troop, etc.), or businesses. Sponsorships can also be shared, for example if two families wish to co-sponsor a puppy.
The cost to sponsor a Hero Dogs puppy is $3,600. Payment can be made in full or spread in installments over a period of 18 months. If you are interested in puppy sponsorship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-570-8653.
Please consider sponsoring a Hero Dogs puppy today. Your generosity will enable a Hero Dog to someday help a wounded Veteran.