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Programs : Companions for life

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Partnering companions with Veterans
and those with physical or emotional needs.
Companions for Life is a program with two goals—establishing a training program similar to The Big House to Your House that teaches Veterans new skills, and partnering the specially-trained service dogs with individuals who need physical or emotional support.

On average, service dogs can cost between $8,000–40,000, which isn’t affordable for most of us. Through The Big House to Your House and Companions for Life programs, service companions are paired with candidates
for an adoption fee of only $150.

Photos below are of the Companions for Life Veterans Training Program in Jefferson Parish. We have over 24 Veterans who participate in weekly training classes where they learn how to train their service or assistance canine in their home as well as in public. The program takes the class to different locations for training. Restaurants and stores are very popular sites which give the Veteran and canine the experience needed to succeed during their working years as a service animal. 

Pictured: Veteran and canine training at Jefferson Parish SPCA.

Some of the physical or emotional needs for which service dogs provide support:

Program Highlights

Benefits to Participants Include: