Apply for a 4 Paws for Ability Service Dog

4 Paws has gone digital!  Our application forms are now available online.

Please be sure you access the correct application – 4 Paws for Ability primarily assists children.  We also have small programs for veterans, adults with Alzheimer’s, and non-veteran adults for Diabetic Alert and Hearing Ear who are able to be placed with a small breed service dog.  Each application is slightly different – be sure to select the correct application.

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Child Application

There are three parts of the 4 Paws for Ability Service Dog application – the primary application, the health form, and two reference letter forms.  Applicants must complete the primary application before they are able to have their health form and reference letters correctly filled out.  You can begin your application and save it, if you need to return to it later.  When you save the application you will be emailed a link to return to – please be sure you enter a valid email address, without this email you will be unable to access the saved application.  After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with a copy of your application and instructions to complete the health form and reference letters.

Access the child’s online application here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsChildApp

The following application requirements cannot be started until a completed application has been submitted.  Links to these requirements will also be emailed to you.

Access the child’s health form here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsChildHealthForm

Access the child’s reference letter form here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsChildReference

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Veteran Application

There are three parts of the 4 Paws for Ability Service Dog application – the primary application, the health form, and two reference letter forms.  Applicants must complete the primary application before they are able to have their health form and reference letters correctly filled out.  You can begin your application and save it, if you need to return to it later.  When you save the application you will be emailed a link to return to – please be sure you enter a valid email address, without this email you will be unable to access the saved application.  After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with a copy of your application and instructions to complete the health form and reference letters.

Access the veteran’s online application here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsVeteranApp

The following application requirements cannot be started until a completed application has been submitted.  Links to these requirements will also be emailed to you.

Access the health form for adult applicants here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsAdultHealthForm

Access the reference letter for adult applicants here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsAdultReference

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Alzheimer’s Application

There are three parts of the 4 Paws for Ability Service Dog application – the primary application, the health form, and two reference letter forms.  Applicants must complete the primary application before they are able to have their health form and reference letters correctly filled out.  You can begin your application and save it, if you need to return to it later.  When you save the application you will be emailed a link to return to – please be sure you enter a valid email address, without this email you will be unable to access the saved application.  After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with a copy of your application and instructions to complete the health form and reference letters.

Access the Alzheimer’s online application here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsAlzheimersApp

The following application requirements cannot be started until a completed application has been submitted.  Links to these requirements will also be emailed to you.

Access the health form for adult applicants here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsAdultHealthForm

Access the reference letter for adult applicants here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsAdultReference

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Adult Application

**Diabetic Alert and Hearing Ear Only**

4 Paws for Ability primarily places service dogs with children.  4 Paws has a very small program for non-veteran adults seeking Diabetic Alert and Hearing Ear service dogs, who are fully independent and able to safely handle a service dog, and who are able to be placed with a small breed service dog.

There are three parts of the 4 Paws for Ability Service Dog application – the primary application, the health form, and two reference letter forms.  Applicants must complete the primary application before they are able to have their health form and reference letters correctly filled out.  You can begin your application and save it, if you need to return to it later.  When you save the application you will be emailed a link to return to – please be sure you enter a valid email address, without this email you will be unable to access the saved application.  After you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with a copy of your application and instructions to complete the health form and reference letters.

Access the adult online application here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsAdultApp

The following application requirements cannot be started until a completed application has been submitted.  Links to these requirements will also be emailed to you.

Access the health form for adult applicants here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsAdultHealthForm

Access the reference letter for adult applicants here:  https://bit.ly/4PawsAdultReference

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Already started your paper application?  Don’t fret!  If it’s already fully complete – you can still turn that into 4 Paws for Ability as is!  If it’s partially complete please contact erinbittner@4pawsforability.org.  She can assist you with completing the application during our paper to digital transition!