Paws for Heroes Provides Professionally Trained Companion Dogs or Emotional Support Dogs

Paws for Heroes provides professionally trained companion dogs or emotional support dogs.  A companion animal or emotional support animal is a pet that is not permitted to have public access.  Paws for Heroes dogs are obedience trained and trained to Urban Canine Good Citizen standard. 

 

Paws for Heroes does not provide service dogs.  Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to perform a task for a person with a disability.  The task must be directly related to the person's disability.  See the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) FAQ's about service animals here.   To learn more about the difference between companion dogs and service dogs, click here.

If you are interested in a service dog, or you already own a dog and you are interested in training your dog to be a service dog, contact The Rescue for PTSD to see if you are eligible for their program.  

How Does Paws for Heroes Select Dogs?

Paws for Heroes only adopts dogs at local animal shelters in the Houston area or rescue organizations.  

 

Paws for Heroes does not search nor select dogs based upon a military member’s request for certain breeds (such as Boxer, German Shepherd, Labrador, etc). The criteria Paws for Heroes' trainers focus on is the dog’s energy level, sociability, confidence and ability to adapt to new environments.  Military members may communicate their size preferences.  The most common type of dogs placed with veterans will be mixed breeds.

Paws for Heroes does not train dogs that are already owned by military members.  

 

If you are interested in a service dog, or you already own a dog and you are interested in training your dog to be a service dog, contact The Rescue for PTSD to see if you are eligible for their program.

Click here to read our FAQ about the adoption process with Paws for Heroes.

 

CONTACT US

Email: info@pawsforheroes.com

Phone:  (832) 844-6466

 

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