I was honestly quite shocked that I received a response in under 24 hours with the organization connecting me to their preferred vendor to help train rescue/adoptable animals in their shelter as service animals. See the thread below.
Immediately I went to the Smartypaws.com website and started exploring the services available. I was very surprised that these services/information did not come up in my original searches.
It’s clear that this company provides a multitude of services that can benefit the disabled population in Southern Nevada. Prices of $300 for a six week session for a Service Dog Certification and $150 for a Therapy Dog Certification is fairly reasonable considering the nature of the work that they do and the major benefit that will be provided to the client once their dog is trained.
After this exchange I feel pleased to have located a recommended agency in the community at a reasonable cost to train animals to become service/emotional support/therapy dogs with a clear cut schedule and how to access their services. This was a critical aspect of my exploration.
However, it is becoming quite apparent that most things in life aren’t free, including service dogs.