Applications to be accepted from January 1 to February 15th
The Cohasset Working Dog Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its first annual Cohasset 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 or Autism Spectrum Disorder among others to enjoy a more independent, safe and enjoyable life.
The purchase, raising and training of a service dog often costs 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 in covering a significant portion of the financial commitment, matching 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 should have the ability to provide daily care for a service dog or live with an adult who will be responsible for its care. Food, grooming and and regular veterinary care will also be the responsibility of the recipient or his/her family.
Applications will be accepted from January 1 to February 15th. The 2013 grant recipient will be selected before the end of February and announced at the Cohasset Working Dog Foundation’s annual fundraiser to be held on Saturday, March 9th at Atlantica.
Application requests can be made by providing your name and mailing address via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to The Cohasset Working Dog Foundation, PO Box 45, Cohasset. You can also download a PDF Request For Grant Application Form from this website here. For more information, please contact Trish Morse at 781-383-1622 or at email@example.com.
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, and personal service dogs for community residents.