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educating and empowering people to utilize Assistance Dogs to transform their lives
paws4people was founded by Kyria Henry in 1999, when she was just 12 years old, with the purpose of using dogs as a means of helping people.
We have 500 highly trained Assistance Dogs with one or more certifications providing support in areas such as mobility and psychiatric service, educational and rehabilitative assistance, and therapeutic visitation. Together, these Dogs have made more than 1,000,000 therapeutic contacts.
Presently, we specialize in training customized Assistance Dogs for two general groups: children and adolescents with physical, neurological, psychiatric, and/or emotional disabilities; and Veterans and Service Members with Chronic/Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma.
paws4people has more than 200 volunteers and has placed Assistance Dogs in 25 states and Canada, with nationwide consideration.
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