The Four Paws and a Wake Up Service Dog Application and Matching Process
Our Service Dog Program
Service Dogs for Veterans who have a permanent service-connected disability for which Veterans Administration has documented related to mobility, service-related post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury
Service Dogs for individuals with mobility disabilities (limited availability)
Please note that Four Paws and a Wake Up does not train seizure alert dogs, guide dogs for the blind, diabetes alert dogs, dogs for people with Alzheimer's, emotional support, or psychiatric dogs for non-Veterans. Four Paws and a Wake Up does not train dogs that are already owned by individuals. Contact Assistance Dogs International for information about other organizations who may be able to help.
Cost of Obtaining a Service Dog
Many people ask us about the cost of obtaining a Service Dog. Thanks to generous donors and funding from grants, there is no charge for clients who are eligible for our services for receiving a Service Dog. Clients will need to pay for annual dog supplies such as food and veterinary services that can average $1,000-$2,000 a year.
Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC
Mailing: PO Box 12544 Wilmington NC 28405
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|Animal Assisted Therapy for Facilities
Sharing Our 4-Legged Friends brings Joy and Smiles
Researchers and experts agree that dogs are an antidote to depression and bring therapeutic benefits to residents in facilities. Studies have shown a decrease in both blood pressure and stress levels during therapy dog visits. A visit from one of our therapy dog teams can break the daily routine, increase overall emotional well-being, and stimulate the mind in dramatic ways.
Our certified animal-assisted therapy dogs offer so many wonderful benefits to people of all ages such as:
Bringing joy and laughter, even if for a short time
Taking a person’s mind off of personal problems, aches, pains, and worries
Getting people to share their emotions and stories
Giving a chance for people to communicate with others
Lowering stress levels and blood pressure
Rekindling warm memories of their pets
Reducing anxiety, even for a short time, for students during stressful times at school
Assisting children to enjoy reading by being good listening partners
If your facility would like to start an animal-assisted therapy dog program, Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC is here for you.
Our team will help you develop policies and procedures for animal-assisted therapy, arrange a visiting schedule, and recruit certified therapy teams for your location, Best of all, there is no cost to your facility. Contact us at email@example.com.