Providing Service Dogs to Children Worldwide
4 Paws for Ability enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children, and assistance to their families. And 4 Paws also works with veterans from recent conflicts who’ve lost the use of their limbs or their hearing while in active combat. In all cases, the results speak for themselves. Lives are transformed.
Our founder, Karen Shirk is alive today because of a service dog, Ben. Karen was home after open-heart surgery when a deadly mix of meds left her barely conscious and fighting for life. The phone rang and rang. Ben finally picked it up and placed it beside her, then began to bark. It was her dad, and he rushed over and got her the help she needed.
Please help this astonishing nonprofit agency continue to build its meaningful work. Your support will be a life-changing act for a child, a family, a dog, and for you. (It’s more than a project!)
Brackets for Good
4 Paws is competing in the 2018 Brackets for Good tournament! Like March Madness, it’s a bracket style competitive giving tournament and the winner will receive $10,000! Check out our match up below, and be ready to help us score points starting March 9!
Service Dogs for Children
Want to get a quick look inside the life of a 4 Paws family? Check out this video and learn more about why 4 Paws is so passionate about placing service dogs with children!