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We are a 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductible.

Paws Giving Independence is run completely on public donations. We are unique because our service dogs are placed free of charge and we currently have no paid staff. That is why we need your help to keep our program running. Many of our dogs are all rescued from shelters but we need your support to pay for the vet bills and everyday care.

Any size donation is appreciated.

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or donate by mail with our donation form:

Donation Form

You can sponsor a dog for $100 a year:

We will send you a picture of the dog we rescued with your donation. We will then send you updates as your dog goes through training and eventually gets placed as a service dog.

Check out our dogs below to see what dog you want to sponsor and fill out our donation form below.

Sponsor Application

We are always in need of the following items:

  • A place to house and train our dogs
  • Old cell phones or TV remote controls
  • Dog leashes
  • Dog collars
  • Large dog crates/kennels

Thank you for your support.

About Us


The objective of PGI is to train service dogs to assist people with a variety of different disabilities while providing support to encourage independence. PGI educates the public to the benefits of service dogs and encourages animal rescue by obtaining many of our animals from shelters and rescue groups.


  • To provide quality service dogs free of charge to adults and children
  • Provide exceptional canine health and overall well-being for our dogs
  • Create the highest quality match between dog and handler
  • Develop a long-term relationship with our alumni and the community
  • To educate the public about service dogs through demonstrations


  • Ensure proper humane treatment toward people and animals
  • Remain open to innovation and change
  • Encourage the use of teamwork and good communication
  • Show accountability for our actions
  • Promote honesty and integrity
  • Work toward furthering PGI's mission

PGI’s Primary Focus

Mobility Service Dog

Mobility Service Dogs help by performing functions for a person that is limited by a disability.

  • Mobility impairments (wheelchair, unstable walking, balance difficulty)
  • Medical Response (Seizures, Epilepsy, Diabetes)
  • Visual impairment (Partial site)
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other physical/mental disabilities

Facilitator Assisted Companion Dog

Facilitator Assisted Companion dogs help individuals with disabilities or other developmental delays and the parent/caregiver is certified to handle the dog.

Facility dogs

Facility dogs are Trained to perform animal assisted interventions at a facility: hospitals, medical facilities, nursing homes and other facilities.

  • Pediatric outpatient rehab centers
  • Veterans outpatient rehab centers
  • Juvenile residential homes
  • Grade Schools, High schools & Colleges
  • Nursing homes

Press Kit

Press Kit

Meet Our Dogs

Dogs In Action

Dogs In Training