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Interested in Applying?

Once you have read all information on this page and meet all the requirements, please send us an email at info@paveusa.org with some basic information: name, address, what the dog is needed for, and we email you the application materials.

Unfortunately, the need exceeds the availability of trained service dogs. Dogs are matched based on the needs of the veteran and the availability of a service dog that would best meet those needs and circumstances. The ability of a potential recipient to provide a safe environment and loving care of the service dog is an important condition for placement. The veteran must be able to provide financially, emotionally, and physically for the dog. On average the expense for food, toys, equipment, and routine veterinary services amount to $1000 per year over a lifespan of an average of 12 years. Please consider this financial commitment before applying for a PAVE service dog.

PAVE does not charge for the dog.

Paws Assisting Veterans makes applicant decisions regardless of applicants’ race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, injured worker or any other factors prohibited by law. We will make reasonable accommodation for otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law.

PAVE cares deeply about its clients and service dogs and ultimately wants to ensure that it is a good match for both the client and the service animal. We strive to treat each client with respect and dignity.