Why Donate to Healing Companions?

HappyOur psychiatric service dogs have helped those with mental illness take their lives back.  But the amount of time and work required to train our dogs is much higher than most people would ever imagine.

It takes 18-24 months and up to $20,000 to fully train a psychiatric service dog to be ready to live with and assist a client.  Throughout this process, there is an ongoing need for food, equipment and veterinary care, as well as the highly specialized, one-on-one training psychiatric service dogs require.

What if we told you that just a few dollars a month could make the difference between an unwanted shelter dog being destroyed, and that same dog finding a loving home and helping someone struggling with mental illness live a healthy, dignified life?

Your Donation Will Make a Difference

Healing Companions’ benefit to our community is two-fold: a shelter dog’s life is saved; the trained psychiatric service dog provides someone who has mental illness with assistance and promotes a higher level of functioning and participation in society. Your donation will vastly improve life for those on both ends of the leash. With your gift, you will be:

Consider One of Our Giving Options


A gift of $100 buys a crate for one dog during their training.


A gift of $300 buys food for a service dog for one year.


A gift of $1000 provides a Pet Tutor and four Manners Minders for service dog


A gift of $5000 will provide crates for every single dog at our training center.


Your gift of $10,000- $20,000 will save the life and completely fund the training of
one psychiatric service dog from start to finish.

*All Donors at the Bronze Level and above will receive a signed copy of the book Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives by Jane Miller. Please note on your donation, who you would like the book signed for.

Take action today. Help us save more dogs and provide peace of mind to those suffering and stigmatized by mental illness.

Healing Companions, Inc. is a tax exempt organization pursuant to 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code allowing for tax deductible donations. Approval was made by the IRS on February 6, 2013.
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