4 Paws for Ability

It might sound too good to be true, but your adoration for ‘man’s best friend’ could open the door to an amazing opportunity for helping people.
Your family could be the key to providing a well-loved and socialized puppy to veterans and children who need them.



4 Paws for Ability places task-trained service dogs for children and veterans with disabilities. Our mission would not be possible without the help of families who are willing to foster and socialize our dogs in the early stages of their development.

4 Paws for Ability is a growing nonprofit located in Xenia and is in need of more families willing to foster service dogs in training. Families can foster dogs with ages that range from eight weeks old to two years old. Your primary responsibility would be to socialize our service dogs in training in public and at home.

Because the majority of our service dogs are placed with children, families with children are particularly well-suited to provide basic training and essential socialization. Children and youth volunteers learn about the responsibility of raising a confident, well-trained dog and the impact their work will have on another child or veteran with disabilities.

We are committed to providing all volunteer trainers with regular training, as well as free medical care and supplies for your service dog in training. Service dogs in training typically return to 4 Paws for Ability at around one to two years old to begin their task-training for a specific child or veteran with disabilities.

You can learn more or submit an application to volunteer by visiting  https://4pawsforability.org/puppy-trainer/.

Contact KaLynn Clark at [email protected].

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