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Give Us Paws
10402 Raritan Dr.
Houston, TX 77043
Give Us Paws Benefactor Sponsorships $5,000.00-$24,999Platinum Paws: $15,000-$24,999 Sponsor three or more teams
Gold Paws: $10,000-$14,999 Sponsor two teams
Silver Paws: $7,500-$9,999 Sponsor your own team and help another team
Bronze Paws: $5,000-$7,499 Sponsor your own team
Friends of Give Us Paws $50-$4,999Paws Grand Patron: $2,500-$4,999 Grand Patron team co-sponsor
Paws Patron: $1,000-$2,499 Patron team co-sponsor
Paws Team Supporter: $500-$999 Team co-sponsor
Paws Principal: $250-$499
Paws Member: $100-$249
Paws Partner: $50-$99
Tax deductible corporate and private sponsorships
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
are available for animal/handler teams.
SERVICE DOG FUNDING
The Assistance Dog United Campaign (ADUC): http://www.assistancedogunitedcampaign.org/
Gift Of Sunshine - Gandalf Fund FAQ and Application: http://www.thegiftofsunshine.org/gandalf.html
The Humane Society of the United States – Resources
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - for Veterans who have service dogs, Title 38 Section 1714 enables veterans to ask their caseworkers to file VA Form 10-2641 in order to receive financial assistance for veterinary care of service animals.
Link to Dept. of Veterans Affairs FAQ page on service dogs:
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Funding for our training is dependant on your tax deductible donations. Without your donations, we can't help our teams get back to a more normal, independant life. Please consider helping teams like these with your tax deductible donation today.
Adam and RoseI'm Adam. I am currently going through a medical retirement from the Army after nearly 22 years of service in the Texas National Guard and the Army Reserve. During that span, I had a yearlong deployment to Iraq in 2005-2006, plus another 4-5 years' worth of stateside active duty tours. Making the decision to accept retirement was a difficult one. While I am proud to be leaving the service as a lieutenant colonel, I still had nearly 10 years of notional service time as an officer still ahead of me, and a desire to continue to give back through my military service. But ultimately, a combination of medical conditions and non-combat service injuries took a toll on my health and stamina and I knew it was time for me to say goodbye.
Although I knew I was clearly eligible, I was reluctant to look into a service dog program. With so many fellow veterans out there with issues so much more serious and more life-changing than mine, I felt like I shouldn't waste anyone's time. But ultimately, I thought back to the many times over the years when I suddenly needed emergency medical care. Fortunately, in most instances, I was able to call for help myself, or had others nearby who could. But I kept thinking about how many times I had just barely been within reach of help. What if the emergency happened an hour earlier than it did when I was alone? Or if it had happened when I was 10 blocks further into my walk where no one else was around? Or what if I had left my phone behind somewhere, or the emergency was severe enough such that I couldn't dial?
Ultimately, I approached Give Us Paws, who have been fantastic from the start. They reassured me that a service dog would be a very appropriate tool in the long-term management of my conditions and injuries. Unlike many veteran families, we don't currently have a dog in the house. But even there, Give Us Paws is helping us do this right; Paul is right there beside us, helping us to evaluate potential rescue dogs for the training.
We are just beginning our journey, but we are grateful for the added safety & security the Give Us Paws program will be bringing to our family.