Often the largest initial cost for future students is the purchase of a professionally bred, AKC certified puppy. IDEA’s volunteers do extensive research and vetting of prospective breeders, and perform temperament testing on entire litters of puppies to identify the best match for the student’s requirements.
Our organization is also educated in modern puppy enrichment techniques, and helps educate breeders about these activities.
Your modest monthly pledge can help cover the monthly fees we charge for the small group classes, instructor-led field trips, and any private additional tutoring that may be required.
Regular veterinary visits, vaccinations, canine illnesses and dental care can be formidable for a disabled person. Your monetary gift can make a tremendous difference to our students.
Veterinarians may also donate their services to our students, or provide reduced costs to ensure that the dogs get the care that they require. ‘
When you click on the Donate button you will be taken to a secure site where you can donate any amount from $1.00 – Up.
By signing up for a recurring monthly donation, you can have an amount of your choice automatically charged to your credit card each month.
Breeders may donate a puppy (or puppies) to ISD and receive valuable tax considerations as allowed by the federal and state laws where they reside. Or offer a puppy at a reduced fee. ISD Board and volunteers can provide temperament evaluations for entire litters for these breeders and has done so many times over the last several years. Breeders need not be local to the DFW area.
Veterinarians can provide valuable services to our students’ for their dogs. By offering reduced fees, the veterinarian will be helping a disabled student to provide necessary and often out-of-reach critical care for their life-changing assistance dogs. Puppies may be secured by ISD for future students, and veterinarian care for these puppies can be donated.