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