Assistance Dogs

Power Paws is dedicated to empowering adults and children with disabilities for greater independence. Our main focus is on mobility disabilities.  We are able to do this through specialized programs.  We do not train Seizure Alert Dogs or place dogs to people with severe Autism (case by case basis).  We also do not cross-train our dogs for people who have multiple disabilities. We are now training Diabetic Alert Dogs!

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Question:  What kind of trained dogs do you provide?

Assistance DogsThese dogs are skilled to do many tasks which include:

  • Turning light switches on and off
  • Opening and closing doors
  • Retrieving items that have been dropped
  • And above all, providing love and companionship
Diabetic Alert Dogs

Diabetic Alert Dogs have been specifically trained to identify, and alert to the high and low glucose levels in Diabetic patients. These dogs play a critical role for their human partners in their diabetes management.
Hearing DogsOur hearing dogs serve as the ears for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These dogs alert their person to sounds such as phones ringing, knocks at doors, timers, and fire alarms. AAT Dogs
DSC_0041.JPGAnimal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal-directed intervention in which an animal meeting specific criteria is an integral part of the treatment process. AAT is delivered and/or directed by a health/human service provider working within the scope of his or her profession. AAT is designed to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning. AAT is provided in a variety of settings and may be group or individual in nature. This process is documented and evaluated. (Definition from Delta Society)
Home HelpmatesSkilled dogs that provide the same assistance as Service Dogs, but are used mainly for people who have in home attendant care. These dogs do not have public access rights due to some trait that does not meet our high standards of qualification of a Service Dog.

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