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How much does a guide dog cost?

The purchase, care and training of a guide dog is a major investment. The number of working hours that a dog trainer has to invest in training the dog and training the ‘beneficiary guide dog’ team means that one trainer can train a maximum of 3 dogs per year, taking into account all his other duties.
A guide dog ‘costs’ therefore at least 25,500 euro. Without the help and support of volunteers, such as the host families who raise the puppies for one year, the price of a guide dog would almost double

Despite this high cost price, Scale Dogs sticks to its principle: the person with a visual impairment should not have to make a personal financial contribution to get their guide dog. We do, however, request that they submits an application to the VAPH, PHARE or AVIQ (depending on the region where the candidate lives) to receive a financial contribution to obtain their guide dog.