4 Paws for Ability
What is your organization’s mission statement?4 Paws for Ability strives to be the leading provider of service dogs for children regardless of disability as well as adult children with caregiver guardianship who cannot live independently. 4 Paws assists veterans who have given selflessly to our country by providing service dogs that can assist with disabilities on a case by case basis, as well as adults living with hearing loss, diabetes, or Alzheimer’s.
What population do you serve?
After obtaining her own dog and finding the training herself, Karen dreamed of a place where applicants for service dogs were not judged based on the severity of disability and set out to start her own organization.
How many do you serve in a year?
Today, placing approximately 100 dogs a year, 4 Paws For Ability is the largest organization whose primary mission is to place service dogs with children and one of the only organizations to have no minimum age requirements.