What You Need to Know
paws4people®️ reserves the right to decline any application at any time for any reason that is deemed in the best interest of the organization, without disclosing the reason for the organization’s decision to decline.
Start the Journey
Complete an inquiry form to begin the application process.
At this time we are only able to accept applications in English. If you need further assistance please contact us.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Rigorous research supports the use of psychiatric Service Dogs in helping individuals recover from PTSD (Leighton et al., 2023).
At paws4people®, we specialize in training psychiatric Service Dogs that mitigate the interfering effects of traumatic experiences. Our proprietary approach to client training teaches recipients how to Control, Regulate, and Mitigate® their symptoms. With the help of our Dogs, handlers intentionally re-engage with the world around them, despite their traumatic pasts. Because this is our specialty, paws4people® screens applications for their appropriateness and readiness for our approach.
A majority of the clients accepted into our program have experienced trauma; therefore, please do not skip over any parts of your story and needs in your initial applications, in order for it to be considered comprehensively. We take your disclosure seriously, and whether you are accepted or denied, we appreciate your trust in sharing your story with us.
-The paws4people® Team
We encourage all our interested applicants to review the Types of Dogs we train as well as the paws4people®️ Training Process.
paws4people®️ does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, or creed and other categories protected by law.