No – having a service monkey is more like having a small child. Monkeys require a lot of time, patience, and problem solving to develop a solid working relationship. This relationship you develop with your monkey is based on trust and respect (much like a child). You need to earn the trust and respect of a monkey before they will start performing tasks. Developing this relationship can take 6-12 months and the Helping Hands staff advisors are there every step of the way to guide you, your family, and your caretakers.
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Our service monkeys are provided at no cost to our recipients.