Emotional Support Dog Fund

Emotional Support Dog Fund

A unique program for LSU residential students and their Emotional Support Dogs.

LSU basketball player Wayde Sims was tragically killed in 2018. We remember Wayde’s competitive fire, his love of family and LSU, and his very special bond with Buddha, Wayde’s “four-legged son” and his Emotional Support Dog.

The family of Wayde Sims has created the Wayde Forever 44 Fund to help LSU students with the fees and costs associated with their Emotional Support Dogs (ESD). Owning an Emotional Support Dog can be difficult and expensive. Funds are now available to assist LSU students living on campus with an Emotional Support Dog. 

Funds can be used for:

  • Adoption Fees to Secure an ESD
  • Annual Exams and Vaccinations
  • Boarding for Travel
  • ESD Medical Emergency
  • Food and Supplies
  • Monthly Preventative Care
  • Training and Behavioral Assistance

Email studentaffairs@lsu.edu or call Molly McCann at 225-578-3607 to learn more about this program.

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  • The fund is available only for students with Emotional Support Dogs.
  • Students must be registered with Disability Services as having an Emotional Support Dog.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time with LSU.
  • Students must be living on campus.
  • The spending limit is $250 per student per semester.
  • All funds will be reimbursed. Student Affairs will not advance funds to students.
  • All reimbursable expenses must be documented with receipts and approved by LSU prior to reimbursement.
  • The Wayde Forever 44 Fund has a limited annual spending budget. The funds will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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