Is a Service Dog worth the time, money, and energy?

There are several studies addressing this very question. Although many of the benefits associated with a service dog cannot be monetized, one study on how animal-assisted interventions help adolescents with mental health issues suggests that there is considerable potential monetary benefit in addition to therapeutic benefits. According to the report:

Cost comparisons:

At Pawsitivity, our conclusion is that if your family is a good fit for a Service Dog, the benefits of living with a Service Dog (including financial benefits) outweigh the other factors.