DO I QUALIFY?Veterans and civilians with a documented disability as defined under the ADA, "...a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities," are quailfied for the assistance of a Service Dog. Veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other disabilities receive priority for training and financial assistance from Give Us Paws.
OUR TRAININGGive Us Paws Service Dog training follows a 6-month, in-home training program which requires the logged recording of 1 hour/week with a trainer and 4 hours/week of animal/handler homework. We utilize only positive, clicker-training methods. Dogs are kept motivated and eager to please using treats, excitement, fun, rewards and other surprises.
SUPPORT A TEAMAnimal/handler teams need your support for training. We rely on your donations to fund our training programs for those with a financial need. Tax-deductible corporate and private sponsorhips available.
Give Us Paws is a Federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Houston, Texas. We provide free, in-home training of eligible candidates’ dogs as service animals for disabled veterans. We focus on veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and limited mobility. Services are also provided to disabled civilians under the Americans with Disabilities Act.Veterans receive priority for funding and training. We train Service Dogs for individuals suffering from disabilities in order to mitigate the symptoms and to improve the quality of their lives.
There are thousands of returning veterans suffering from PTSD having issues adjusting to normal life. Last year, the VA cut all funding for service animals of veterans with PTSD and there's a large gap that needs to be filled with extremely limited resources.
*Continue to follow your doctor’s advice and instructions for the management of your blood sugars, even after your dog starts alerting. A Diabetes Alert Dog (DAD) does not replace medical protocol. A DAD is not a replacement for medical advice and should not be relied upon as the only way to check blood sugars.
We are beyond excited to announce the official launch of our crowdfunding campaign! Building on the successes of our training teams, we are raising money to expand our ability to change lives. It's a lofty goal, but we know there are lots of people willing to help.Please go to ...morePlease read about our newest client that needs your help for Service Dog training funding, Jason and Joen. We need to raise $3,800.00 for their training and other expenses. If you've been waiting to make a difference, now is the time.& ...more