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?

  • I can’t even imagine how I would survive without the help of a service dog. We need funding desperately for training, food & vet care. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please help me and others live a more independent & productive life.  Donate to Healing Companions, Inc. –Tracy

  • The people and dogs you see on these pages are precious living resources. Both experiencing difficult situations, each helping the other to live a life free from fear. Without programs like this, they would likely find themselves to be society’s throwaways. Please donate and help them live healthy, productive lives. –Bobbie Hall, Solvit, LLC

  • I looked to get a psychiatric service dog because I have bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating
    disorder, lots of other stuff, and I’ve been on lots and lots of medications and unfortunately, there’s a small percentage of people that get very, very sick from medications, especially anti psychotics, and nothing else would work for me. Please make a donation to help others find peace with a psychiatric service dog.–Katie

Your Donation Will Make a Difference

donation-pgHealing 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:

  • Saving the life of a once unwanted dog and
  • Positively impacting the life of an individual struggling with mental illness

Consider One of Our Giving Options

  • Your gift of only $5 per month will pay for two service dog vests for our dogs.
  • Your gift of $10 per month pays for one service dog to become Canine Good
    Citizenship Certified
  • Your gift of $75 buys a year of heart worm treatment for one dog.
    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.

Make a Gift Now

OR send check or money order to:
Healing Companions, Inc.
5 South Main Street
Suite 205
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

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.

Other Ways to Help


  • At no additional cost to you, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Healing Companions, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Thanks to all those Smile shoppers out there Amazon recently surpassed $200 million in donations to charities.  Shop for Healing Companions!

Or buy gifts directly for us with our Amazon Wish List!


17_350x350_Front_Color-NACHECK OUT OUR STORE

We offer high quality Healing Companions apparel, hats, accessories and pet gear at fantastic prices.


Chewy.com Logo


Delivering Pet Happiness to your door! Hello fellow supporter! Place your first order with Chewy.com and we’ll proudly donate $15 to Healing Companions, Inc.!

The stores make this possible because they want you to like them and shop at them over and over again.  There’s 1782 socially-responsible stores helping to make donations happen.

Sign up on our page by clicking the link above then just shop or search and GoodShop will donate to Healing Companions!  It’s easy!