Service dogs are individually trained to assist people with disabilities in doing certain tasks. They can assist the visually impaired and alert deaf people. Service dogs can protect those having a seizure, calm veterans with post traumatic stress disorder, and even dial 911 in an emergency. For many folks, the cost of obtaining a service dog can be out of reach. That cost can run between $20,000 and $60,000. In the article, Life changing companions: how to afford a service dog, the authors address financing options. These include grants, fundraising, FSA accounts, and personal loans. They also list specific organizations from specific areas based on your individual needs. If you are searching for where to obtain a service dog and how to pay for it I highly recommend reading this article.