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

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Silding Scale Pricing

The cost to train a Service Dog in our program is $6,000.00-$8,000.00, but we do everything that we can to provide training services free of charge for our disabled veterans. For civilains, if financial eligibility requrements as outlined below are met, this amount can be subsidized in part or whole according to your family's combined countable yearly income, as seen on our sliding scale pricing chart. Subsidized training is paid for by private or corporate tax deductible donations and team sponsorships. Veterans receive priority for funding and training. Give Us Paws will provide donate buttons on the Sponor a Team page for each team accepted into the program and encourages teams to request that family, friends and business aquaintances provide sponsorship for their team. Training will begin once the team is fully sponsored. Potential handler candidates must be financially able to take full responsibility for a dog, including, but not limited to, annual vaccinations, dog food, dog toys and veterinary care. Many veterinarians offer discounts for Service Dogs trained in certified programs.

What income is counted?
  • Wages, salary, tips, commissions (before deductions)
  • Self-employment income (minus expenses)
  • Social Security benefits
  • Railroad Retirement benefits
  • Pensions and annuities
  • Federal veterans' benefits (minus allowed exclusions)
  • Interest and dividends
  • Rental income (minus expenses)

The following income is not counted:

  • Income received by a TAFDC, EAEDC, or SSI recipient
  • Income in-kind (non-cash payments)
  • Sheltered workshop earnings
  • The part of veterans' benefits identified as aid and attendance benefits, unreimbursed medical expenses, housebound benefits, or enhanced benefits
  • Any other income that is excluded by federal laws other than the Social Security Act

Family Size Class A
Pays 60%
Class B
Pays 80%
Class C
Pays 100%
1 $0 - $20,108 $20,109 - $22,979 $22,980 - UP
2 $0 - $27,143 $27,144 - $31,109 $31,020 - UP
3 $0 - $34,178 $34,179 - $39,059 $39,060 - UP
4 $0 - $41,213 $41,214 - $47,099 $47,100 - UP
5 $0 - $48,248 $48,249 - $55,139 $55,140 - UP
6 $0 - $55,283 $55,284 - $63,179 $63,180 - UP
7 $0 - $62,318 $62,319 - $71,219 $71,220 - UP
8 $0 - $69,353 $69,354 - $79,259 $79,260 - UP