The Cohasset Working Dog Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its second Service Dog grant. The grant will help pay for the purchase and training of a personal service dog for a Cohasset resident. A trained service dog can enable a child or adult with visual or hearing impairments, seizure disorders (Epilepsy, cardiac seizures), mobility impairments, Autism and other disabilities to experience a more independent, safe and enjoyable life.
The purchase, raising and training of a service dog often takes one to two years and can cost upwards of $20,000, putting a personal service dog out of reach for many. The mission of the Cohasset Working Dog Foundation is to assist Cohasset residents by covering a significant portion of the financial commitment, helping to match the recipient with the most appropriate provider/training agency, assisting in additional fundraising activities and providing support as needed to ensure a successful partnership.
Grant applicants must have the ability to provide daily care and ongoing training for a service dog or live with an adult who will be responsible for its care. Food, grooming and and veterinary care will also be the responsibility of the recipient or his/her family.
Applications will be accepted through December 30th, 2015. The 2015 grant recipient will be selected before the end of February, 2016 and announced at a Cohasset Working Dog Foundation event to be held in March.
Application requests can be made by providing your name and mailing address via email to email@example.com or by mail to The Cohasset Working Dog Foundation, PO Box 45, Cohasset. For more information, please contact Trish Morse at 781-383-1622 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cohasset Working Dog Foundation was founded in 2011 to support the service of working dogs in the community, including Cohasset’s Police K-9, Erik, personal service dogs for community residents and therapy dogs who visit hospitals, nursing homes, libraries, schools and individuals upon request.