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What is 4 Paws

for Ability?

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4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to place quality service dogs with children and veterans with disabilities. They were founded in 1998, and have placed over 1500 Service Dogs to date. Visit their website to learn more!

How is it connected to


We are one of 14 schools in the 4 Paws for Ability University Program. Student Volunteer Trainers offer valuable experiences for SDiTs that are unique to this program. The dogs that we raise on the OSU campus get to attend classes, extracurricular activities, on and off-campus events, etc. The University Program also provides student Volunteer Trainers with an extra layer of communal support while raising their SDiT. 

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