HOUSTON 501(c)(3) PROVIDING FREE, IN-HOME SERVICE DOG TRAINING FOR VETERANS AND CIVILIANS SUFFERING FROM PTSD AND OTHER DISABILITIES

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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.
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OUR TRAINING

Give 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.
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SUPPORT A TEAM

Animal/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.
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FAQs

If you're looking for a quick reference to information about Give Us Paws, here are some of the most common question that we're asked. If you don't see an answer to your question, please email us at: info@giveuspaws.org.
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Are you or do you know a veteran or civilian with a disability that may be able to use the assistance of a Service Dog?
Please email us at: info@giveuspaws.org

About Us

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.
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Latest news

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    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. 
     
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    Please 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.
     
     align= "I was injured while serving in the Army.  I missed a few years of my family's life. My children, my wife, even some important family losses.  Rowdy is helping me to realize how important the small things are. He helps me physically and mentally daily and makes me realize I missed my life too. He is not a just a companion. He is a member of our family."

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