Paws Assisting Veterans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of veterans suffering from mental and/or physical disabilities through trained service dogs, empowering them and their families to achieve lifelong successes and to pave their way home. PAVE trains service dogs for disabled veterans and facility dogs for professionals who serve active duty and veteran populations. Paws Assisting Veterans also works to advance public knowledge of service dogs and the essential roles they play. PAVE provides service dogs and training free of charge to veterans including equipment and supplies valued at over $1,100. PAVE graduates receive extensive training and follow-up. Highly trained PAVE assistance dogs save lives. See the stories of some of our graduates below.
PAVE is keeping up with current developments and directives concerning COVID-19 and is proactive to ensure the safety and health of our graduate teams and staff; we are updating our measures as this situation develops. Please keep yourselves, your families, and your Assistance Dog safe and have a plan in case you are affected by this disease.
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