paws4people Dog Application

Applicant Eligibility Statement

Direct Client

Assistance Dog Breeding Program

Indirect Client

I have my own dog and I would like to pursue certification by paws4people

Facility Handler

I am a professional and I would like to apply for a paws4people Facility Dog to use in my career.


Initial Client Application

After reviewing the infographic above that applies to your situation, begin your application process below.

Our mission is educating and empowering people to utilize Assistance Dogs to transform their lives. We sincerely wish we had unlimited funds so we could help every applicant.

Please understand we receive many more applications than we have Assistance Dogs, Facility Dogs, or Emotional Support Dogs to place. A small number of initial applicants will be invited to complete a long application, and the remaining applicants will be notified that we are unable to proceed with their application.

paws4people does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its operations or programs.

paws4people reserves the right to deny, revoke, and/or otherwise modify applicant or client/handler status at any time and in its sole discretion when determined to be in the best interests of the organization.
























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The paws4people/paws4vets Pay-It-Forward

The Pay-It-Forward (PIF) is program whereby each Direct Client or Direct Handler voluntarily engages in education, awareness raising, fundraising, and other efforts on behalf of paws4people to help paws4people continue to raise, train, and place more Assistance Dogs and Facility Dogs with more people. The PIF provides a mechanism for Direct Clients and Direct Handlers to get involved in a process that is “bigger-than-him/herself." Through participation in the PIF, each Direct Client and Direct Handler becomes a member of the paws4people family, and in turn, helps the next members of the paws4people family, just as the previous members helped them. This ripple effect among Clients and Handlers is the very essence of the PIF. Many Direct Clients and Direct Handlers have told paws4people that they find it to be inspirational and motivational to have a realistic and reasonable goal for his/her PIF. Based on the thoughts and feedback shared by Direct Clients and Direct Handlers, paws4people set the PIF 1 Goal of $10,000 in funds and "non-cash" credit from a Direct Client's or Direct Handler's direct efforts. Many Direct Clients and Direct Handlers enjoy performing "sweat equity" in collaboration with the organization and add very important “non-cash” value to the organization as part of his/her PIF Goal 1. While participation in the PIF is a required part of the paws4people/paws4vets placement process, public fundraising is not required. PARTICIPATION & EFFORT in the PIF are what matters!

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