Adopt a Service Dog
ASDA's Symbolic Adoption Program
The generous gift of symbolically adopting a dog will help train them to one day become an autism service dog and help a child in need. The average autism service dog costs between $30,000 to $50,000 to be fully trained before joining their forever family. 100% of your gift is tax deductible and goes towards the training of a future autism service dog.
Our service dogs provide physical safety and an emotional anchor for children with autism. With their child tethered to a service dog, families can engage in activities as simple as going to the park or going out to eat as a family. When out in the community, a service dog increases safety and helps families feel secure. The service dog’s calming presence can minimize and often eliminate emotional outbursts, enabling the child to more fully participate in community and family activities. In many cases, the service dog accompanies the child to school, helping with transitions between activities and locations. Having a service dog helps increase opportunities for the child to develop social and language skills with others. In short, our service dogs are truly life-changing for families affected by autism.
Our mission at Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) is to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals living with autism, and their families, by providing well-trained service dogs.
Working together we can make a difference in children’s lives and help them to connect with the world.