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.
Our Community Banking Sponsor
First Financial Bank is pleased to provide banking services and associate with great folks like Maureen and Jerry Bennett with IDEA Service Dogs. We pride ourselves on building loyal, life-long relationships by providing first class service with personal attention and it has been our pleasure to work with this amazing organization.
Much of our success comes from the relationships we’ve built with people like Maureen and Jerry as our customers are at the center of everything we do. With banking roots that go back 127 years in Texas and as the first bank in Southlake more than 30 years ago we are here to help you with sound financial advice and we still make local decisions at all of our 72 locations.
Please join us in supporting IDEA Service Dogs and all the work they do to help those in need.
First Financial Bank
151 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092
Our Veterinary Sponsor
Golden Triangle Animal Hospital has donated services to us, as well as being the veterinary professionals we use for our own dogs. Doctors Steve and Laura Ruffner are native Texans and Texas A&M graduates. Their AAHA Accredited practice offers all facets of small animal care including wellness, general medicine, laboratory services, digital radiology and ultrasound, surgery , dental care and many other services.
Golden Triangle Animal Hospital
425 W. Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092
Our Dog Breeder Sponsor
Located 20 minutes from downtown Fort Worth and less than 30 minutes from beautiful Lake Granbury, Kramer’s Cottages Labradors places an emphasis on producing strong, healthy puppies who have favorable temperaments and excellent structure and conformation.
Our breeding dogs’ pedigrees include excellent examples of the breed that have been health tested and certified. Additionally, many of the dogs in our pedigrees have been awarded the designations of Junior Hunter, Master Hunter, and even National Field Champion. Whether your intent is to produce the next generation of breed champion, train a service dog or to simply have a loyal and dependable companion, Kramer’s Cottages Labradors will satisfy your desires.