WHAT IS PURPOSEFULL PAWS?
PurposeFULL Paws is a nonprofit corporation that was created for the purpose of raising and training service/assistance dogs to work with disabled individuals and offer them more independence.
WHAT IS A SERVICE DOG?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines service/assistance dogs as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
WHAT KINDS OF TASKS DOES A SERVICE DOG PERFORM?
Guiding people who have impaired vision or are blind, alerting to a person who is deaf, pull a wheelchair, retrieving items for a person, signaling a person with a medical condition, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack and many more things.
WHAT TYPES OF SERVICE DOGS DOES PURPOSEFULL PAWS PROVIDE?
Mobility Dogs Autism Dogs Diabetic Alert Dogs
Hearing Dogs Other Specially Trained Dogs (contact us)
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO TRAIN A SERVICE DOG?
This time can vary depending on the dog and its age when it starts the program but typically takes between 6 months-24 months.
HOW OLD ARE THE DOGS WHEN THEY ARE PLACED IN THEIR SERVICE HOMES?
The dogs are typically 12-24 months when they are placed in their service homes.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RAISE AND TRAIN A SERVICE DOG?
It costs between $20,000-$25,000 to raise and train a service dog.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RECEIVE A SERVICE DOG FROM PURPOSEFULL PAWS?
There is a $30 non-refundable application fee and a $500 placement fee at the time that you receive your Service/Assistance Dog. There are no other costs for the recipient. We do request that you, your family and friends participate in assisting PurposeFULL Paws raise funds for the support of raising and training our wonderful Service Dogs!!
IF IT DOESN’T COST ANYTHING TO RECEIVE A SERVICE DOG WHERE DOES THE MONEY FOR RAISING AND TRAINING THEM COME FROM?
We are raising money for the care and training of these dogs through donations from corporations/ personal donations, dog/client sponsorship programs, grants and many other fundraising events and programs.