Smoky Mountain Service Dogs is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. As such, we must greatly depend upon the generosity and giving spirit of others. All donations will be appreciated and we thought it might be helpful to provide information on what various levels of donations would accomplish. The cost to acquire, support, train, and place a service dog is in excess of $20,000. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
- $12,500 - will provide a qualified service dog to a disabled individual
- $4,000 - Scholar Fund Donation will cover the customized training for dog and recipient after dog/client match is made.
- $2500 - Puppy Sponsorship Program (please see Puppy Sponsorship Program on Home Page for detailed information)
- $1000 - will provide a clean, well-maintained kennel environment for a month.
- $800 - will allow SMSD to purchase a top quality dog from a qualified breeder.
- $500 - will provide a dog with spay/neutering, shots, grooming, and medical care.
- $120 - will provide six months of kennel supplies.
- $75 - will buy a six month supply of flea and tick preventative.
- $55 - will pay for micro chipping a puppy.
- $45 - will pay for Heartguard for six months.
- $45 - will buy a service dog vest and identification.
- $40 - will buy a 40lb. bag of dog food.
- $30 - will buy training treats for all dogs for one month.
- $15 - will buy a leash and collar.
There are many other items required in the training/upkeep of our dogs, such as dog beds, crates, and cleaning supplies.
OUR PLEDGE TO ALL DONORS - Smoky Mountain Service Dogs promises to provide exceptional, well-trained canines to individuals with disabilities. Each dog will be specifically trained to meet the needs of each recipient. Our trainers will not release dogs who do not meet the highest levels of health, training, and maturity. Smoky Mountain Service Dogs promises to provide continued support to our recipients while the dog is in service.
PLEASE SEND ALL DONATIONS TO:
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs
110 Tooweka Circle
Loudon, TN. 37774
If you would prefer to pay by credit card or paypal, please click on the donate button below:
NEW: Gift Cards
Don't know what to get that special person? Don't want to face the crowds at the mall? For a minimum donation of $25, Smoky Mountain Service Dogs will honor that special friend for you by sending one of the above cards for you. Simply contact Deb Sciarretta at email@example.com All donations are tax deductible.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs "Tribute to Our Military"
"Friends", a Message From Our Dogs
Written by Mitch Townley specifically as Theme Song for Smoky Mountain Service Dogs
Each Smoky Mountain Service Dog puppy is hand selected by our trainers and the majority will come from reputable breeders. Appropriate shelter/rescue dogs may also be considered.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs now accepting Preliminary Applications.
Our CanDoo is off to Western Kentucky University for handler training. CanDoo will split his time between the University's Kelly Autism Program and the Veteran Affairs Department. Shown above is CanDoo's foster parents, Dr. Tami Wyatt, Maureen Keyes, Eileen Reed, and Gail Alexander. CanDoo will provide great comfort and love to the autistic children and the Veteran students. Thanks to all volunteers and trainers for helping CanDoo grow his service capabilities. Got to love this dog.
On behalf of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, Marine Cody Evans and his SMSD "Willie" accept donations totaling $25,000 from Marine Eric Barton, President and CEO of Vanquish Worldwide and his wife Mechelle on behalf of LexLin Gypsy Horse Ranch. This wonderful donation paid for the training of "Willie" for Cody and will also cover the total training cost to provide another Smoky Mountain Service Dog to a Wounded Warrior. Assisting Marine Evans is Mike Kitchens, Volunteer Chair of SMSD.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs was honored to be invited to the Autism Camp at the Center for Courageous Kids, a clinical camp for children with debilitating and terminal illnesses. In attendance were thirty one autistic children and their families from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. Please check out their website link on our home page. Our beautiful service dog "Bella"was a big hit.
In March, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta reported that 1 in every 50 school children suffer from autism. That is more than 1 million U.S. School Children.
In January of this year NBC News reports that for the first 11 months of 2012, 177 active duty military personnel took their own lives. That is more than the 176 combat related fatalities. Army suicides have increased 54% since 2007 when 115 took their own lives.
For the latest in Autism News please see this link: www.TheAutismNews.com
Did You Know?
Over 50 million Americans, ages 5-65 have physical or psychological disabilities.
22 military veterans commit suicide daily, 7,744 annually
1 in 50 American children suffer from austism
It takes approximately 2 years, between $20,000 to $25,000 and 1200 hours of training to place a service dog.