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Service Dog

Imagine having a dog that could turn on lights, pick up dropped keys or open a door. Pawsible Angels service dogs are partnered with adults with physical disabilities to assist with daily tasks and increase independence by reducing reliance on other people. A service dog can pull their partner in a manual wheelchair, push buttons for elevators or automatic doors, and even assist with business transactions by transferring money, receipts, and packages.

A Pawsible Angels service dog not only assists with physical tasks, but also provides social support. During training, participants learn how to effectively handle an assistance dog to maximize use of the 100+ commands.

Disabilities served include, but are not limited to, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, arthritis and cerebral palsy.

In order to be eligible for a service dog, applicants must:

  • Have a physical disability

  • Be 12 years of age or older

  • Be independent in mobility

  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively control, manage and care for a dog

  • Have adequate vision to observe, intervene and manage a dog’s behavior (generally equivalent to DMV license requirements)

  • Be willing to participate in on-going Pawsible Angels training and graduate support program

The process to receive a Pawsible Angels assistance dog includes multiple steps. Click the link below to find out if an assistance dogs is right for you and start the process to receive more information.

TO APPLY FOR A SERVICE DOG, CLICK HERE

 

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Psychiatric service dogs

Psychiatric service dogs are trained to assist individuals with psychiatric disabilities, such as post traumatic stress disorders, bipolar disease, autism and many more. Having a service dog at their side can benefit a person in numerous and diverse ways.  First and foremost, the dog's presence and guidance offer their owners the freedom and independence and the confidence and security to leave their home.  This, in turn, may decrease isolation and loneliness via more opportunities to meet and socialize with others, as well as reduce their reliance on other people for everyday needs and enhance the ability to enter or re-enter the workforce. Additionally, like all dogs, psychiatric service dogs provide their owners with the love and support that comes from loyal and reliable companionship.  

 

Pawsible Angels is committed to supporting mental health and chronic pain patients.  We provide Psychiatric Service Dogs who are cross trained to respond to each handlers specific range of disabilities. Because our dogs are specially trained to meet the exact needs of our clients, including mobility assistance tasks, training takes lots of work for a little bit longer period of time.  It also involves the client on a regular basis. For many of our clients, these dogs are a dream come true.  

In order to be eligible for a psyichatric service dog, applicants must:

  • Have a mental disability and be under a doctor’s care

  • Be 12 years of age or older

  • Be independent in mobility

  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively control, manage and care for a dog

  • Have adequate vision to observe, intervene and manage a dog’s behavior (generally equivalent to DMV license requirements)

  • Be willing to participate in on-going Pawsible Angels training and graduate support program

The process to receive a Pawsible Angels assistance dog includes multiple steps. Click the link below to find out if an assistance dogs is right for you and start the process to receive more information.

 

TO APPLY FOR A PSYCHIATRIC SERVICE DOG, CLICK HERE

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Hearing Dog

Pawsible Angels hearing dogs are specially bred dogs who alert partners to key sounds by making physical contact such as nudging the leg or arm. Among the many sounds hearing dogs are trained to recognize and respond to are the sound of a doorbell, alarm clock, someone calling a name or a smoke alarm.

Partnering with a Pawsible Angel hearing dog can increase feelings of security and self-confidence by heightening awareness of environmental sounds.

In order to be eligible for a Hearing dog, applicants must:

  • Have a hearing disability

  • Be 12 years of age or older

  • Be independent in mobility

  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively control, manage and care for a dog

  • Have adequate vision to observe, intervene and manage a dog’s behavior (generally equivalent to DMV license requirements)

  • Be willing to participate in on-going Pawsible Angels training and graduate support program

  • The process to receive a Pawsible Angels assistance dog includes multiple steps. Click the link below to find out if an assistance dogs is right for you and start the process to receive more information.

    TO APPLY FOR A HEARING SERVICE DOG, CLICK HERE

     

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Skilled Companions

People with disabilities might have trouble reaching a light switch, picking up a dropped pencil or opening a door. Imagine having a dog that could do all of that and more.

Our skilled companions are dogs trained to work with child with a disability under the guidance of a facilitator. A facilitator is typically a parent, or caregiver who handles and cares for the assistance dog, encourages a strong bond between the recipient and the skilled companion dog, and is responsible for the customized training needs of the dog. SKILLED COMPANION DOGS DO NOT HAVE PUBLIC ACCESS RIGHTS.

Disabilities served include, but are not limited to, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

A Pawsible Angels skilled companion is bred to be calm, reliable, affectionate and utilizes its trained skills and tasks to help mitigate the recipient’s disability.

A Pawsible Angel’s skilled companion can also serve as a tool to assist in developing independent living skills as well as integrated into structured therapies and utilized to facilitate social interactions. Not only can a skilled companion placement make their physical lives easier, it can boost confidence, feelings of self-sufficiency and responsibility. Pawsible Angel’s skilled companion dogs are responsive, but NOT responsible. A Pawsible Angel dog cannot take responsibility for the safety of the recipient. A Pawsible Angel dog does not have the ability to identify a situation that is safe versus a situation that is dangerous. Pawsible Angel dogs are only able to perform under the direct supervision of an adult, and cannot go to school alone with a child.

In order to be eligible for a skilled companion, applicants must:

Recipient must:

  • Be at least 5 years of age

  • Have a physical or developmental disability

  • Live with facilitator

Facilitator must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively control, manage and care for a dog and child

  • Have adequate vision to observe, intervene, and manage a dog’s behavior (generally equivalent to DMV license requirements)

  • Be willing to participate in on-going Pawsible Angel’s training and graduate support program

TO APPLY FOR A SKILLED COMPANION DOG, CLICK HERE

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Veterans

Pawsible Angels is dedicated to helping those who have served our country. If you are a Veteran with a VA recognized disability, and are in need of a service dog, please contact us at 419-348-1037 to discuss how we can help.