FAQ - paws4people

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about paws4people

What is the mission of paws4people foundation?

What inspired Kyria to start paws4people at age 12?

Where are you located?

Do you charge for your services?

Can I join your staff?


training questions

What’s the hardest part of the training process?

How did prisoners become involved?

Will you help me train my dog?

How do I become a therapy dog handler?

Do you train Seizure Dogs?

Do you train Autism Dogs?

Can I help by training a puppy?


client questions

How do you match clients and dogs?

What is a “Bump?”

How long is your waiting list?

As a client, do I “own” the Assistance Dog paws4people places with me?


DOG questions

How do the dogs help children with disabilities and Veterans?

How much does a dog cost?

Where do your dogs come from?

What breeds of dogs do you use?

What do you do with the dogs who fail?

Are your dogs insured?

Can I get a paws4people Assistance Dog or Facility Dog?

What does the public have the right to expect of Assistance Dogs in their communities?



What is an Assistance Dog?

I trained my own Service Dog, will you certify it so I can take it out in public?

Can my dog and I be part of paws4people ?

What makes an Assistance Dog a Service Dog?

Can a dog carry more than one certification?


The paws4people / paws4vets Pay-It-Forward Campaign (PIF)

What is a Pay-It-Forward campaign?

What is the Pay-It-Forward goal?

Where did that number come from?

Why do Direct Clients and Direct Handlers have to educate, raise awareness, and fundraise?

How do I meet my PIF 1 Goal of $10,000?

What if I don’t have any experience with educating, raising awareness, and fundraising?

What if my extenuating circumstances make it impossible to educate, raise awareness and/or fundraise?

What if I want to remain anonymous?

What happens if I raise more than the goal?

Will I get a Dog faster if I raise the money more quickly?

How long do I have to meet my funding goal?

Is the organization financially reliant upon Direct Clients’ and Direct Handlers’ PIF 1s?

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