It varies. The monkeys typically spend 8-12 years living with a foster family in a Socialization home where they become accustomed to being in a home, interacting with different people within the home environment, getting used to family pets, and basic training like learning the things they can and cannot touch within the home, taking a bath, etc. This gives the monkeys time to mature and to have an active adolescence. When it’s time for their training, monkeys come to live at The Monkey College in Boston.
Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.