Each autism or mobility disability service dog costs $28,000. During the training process, W.A.G.S. 4 Kids covers the cost of all food, housing, veterinary care, supplies and countless hours of professional training that go into preparing a service dog for placement with a child. Each partner family commits to fundraise $9,000 of that cost, and W.A.G.S. commits to finance the additional $19,000. W.A.G.S. 4 Kids receives no government funding and is entirely dependent on the generosity of a very strong support network of the community and it’s leaders, like Michael Coleman and SMART Local 33. All donations go toward the award-winning “Step By Step” Service Dog Training Program and other campaign activities, such as: Kids Who Can!, to bring more awareness to the Special Needs community; re-entry employment opportunities for our inmate trainers; and empowerment to all of the local kids who can.