Every day, families around the country are raising money so their children with disabilities can receive service dogs to improve their lives. Check out the Dog Dispatch Blog to some* stories of the children and their families working to reach their goals. 

Go to The Dog Dispatch Blog

It costs 4 Paws between $40,000-60,000 to raise and properly train a service dog for each person. Families pay a fee for service, $17,000, that goes towards that cost.  Most families reach that amount through fundraising and would love your help! If you would like to assist a child with their fee for service, check out the stories above and make a donation in one of the following ways:

Online donations:

If you wish to make a donation on-line, the website is www.4pawsforability.org/donate-now .  Include the child’s name on the donation as instructed in the “Description” field of the form on the second page of your Authorize.net donation.


Checks by mail:

Please make checks out to 4 Paws for Ability and please make sure to write the child’s name on your check memo line – “In honor of FIRST NAME LAST NAME.”

4 Paws for Ability


253 Dayton Ave.

Xenia, Ohio, 45385.


By phone:

You may also call to make a credit card donation over the phone at (937) 374-0385 – Monday thru Friday 9AM to 4PM EST.

*Some families elect not to list on the Make a Dream Come True page.  If you would like to confirm someone is fundraising with 4 Paws or want to ensure your donation helps the right child, you can call for assistance.