Wizard Service Dogs
Wizard Service Dogs offers both mobility and hearing dogs to clients in Northern New England, including Maine, Mass, New Hampshire and Vermont.
The average dog is in training first for 2 to 3 months in basic obedience and public access training. If this goes well we then move on to the service task training. This phase lasts 6 or more months depending on the animal and the tasks to be trained. Our dogs are mainly rescued pups, either from local shelters or individuals who are unable to keep their pets. It is our goal to rehabilitate these dogs and give them a job and structure to make their sometimes unruly energy useful. Most dogs come into the program somewhere between 6 and 18 months of age and are ready for placement around 2 to 3 years old.
The cost varies slightly from dog to dog but the average is $5000. Wizard Service Dogs is currently pursuing 501c status to facilitate fund raising and lower the cost to the individual.
Individuals applying for a dog must demonstrate the willingness, means and ability to maintain the dog's health, welfare and training.
Wizard Service Dogs is also avaliable to help owners train suitable pets to become service dogs. Many pups that make great family memebers are not suitable as full public access service dogs. If you are currently looking for a pup it is STRONGLY recommended that you involve either Wizard Service Dogs in your search or another qualified canine professional