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What is a Service Dog?

Service dogs are professionally trained dogs that give people with disabilities more freedom and more independent life. For example, people with visual or physical disabilities or chronic diseases. They can also act as companions for teens and adults. The service dog best known to many is the guide dog for the blind. However, there are many types of service and guide dogs.

How much does a service dog cost?

Training service dogs cost a lot of money. The average service dog costs are between €25,000 and €40,000. Of course, few people have that much money lying around, so they look for ways to get a service dog allowance. Health insurers only reimburse if you have a physical disability, such as visual impairment or a severe physical disability. In that case, for example, a guide dog is considered. This does not apply to people who need assistance dogs for diseases like PTSD, Autism or another mental illness.

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How to get a service dog?

Service dogs are not only for people with physical complaints but also for the following purposes:

How To Get A Service Dog For Free?

You cannot request all different types of assistance dogs from a single assistance dog organization. Therefore, here is an overview of the various service dog organizations in the Netherlands and their websites with application forms:

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