A few people have asked if we need help getting Honour this puppy. The answer is that Honour is GETTING this puppy, no question. I have confidence that when we need the money it’ll be there. However, I’d be lying if I said it would be easy; the purchase of the puppy is actually only a small part of what it means to start a new service dog off on the right foot. Little Puppy X and Honour will need to be mentored and trained from day one and we’ll be in a much more formal training regimen than we generally do with our Cardigans. The psychiatric service dog groups estimate that the first year will cost around $4,000, largely because of the training involved.
If you feel moved to help Honour get and train her dog, our paypal is blacksheepcardigans-at-gmail.com. That’s also where we take donations for rescue, so indicate it in the subject line if you would like us to put it in the “service dog” pot instead of the rescue pot (which, by the way, is currently at $50; anything in the fund will be donated directly to Hartford if we decide we won’t be able to do an actual rescue this summer – we don’t use a penny of the rescue fund for anything but rescue).
Thank you. We know that you have given us far more than money could ever buy – your love and support has been felt throughout this whole thing, and we love you all right back.