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Helping Paws, Inc.

Assistance Dogs for Individuals with Physical Disabilities and Veterans with PTSD
Judy Michurski
PO Box 634
Hopkins, MN 55343
952-988-9359 x65
Fax: 952-988-9296

MN Relay
711 or 800-627-3529
www.helpingpaws.org
applicant@helpingpaws.org

The mission of Helping Paws is to further people’s independence and quality of life through the use of Assistance Dogs. Helping Paws places service dogs with individuals who have physical disabilities, other than the loss of sight or hearing' and veterans afflicted with PTSD. Applicants must be a minimum of 10 years old, a resident within Minnesota or the bordering areas of surrounding states and financially able to take full responsibility for a dog, including but not limited to dog food and veterinary care. After placement, Helping Paws continues to support our graduates and their service dogs throughout the lifetime of the dog. This includes both additional training as needs change as well as healthcare decisions for the service dogs.

Ages Served:
Adults 10 years old and over

Types of disabilities served:
Any physical disability other than loss of sight or hearing and veterans afflicted with PTSD.

Area of Minnesota served:
Minnesota and the bordering areas of the surrounding states.

Eligibility criteria:
Applicants must be a minimum of 10 years old, a resident within Minnesota or the bordering areas of surrounding states and financially able to take full responsibility for a dog, including but not limited to dog food and veterinary care.

Maximum amount individual can receive:
One service dog.

Additional notes:
Helping Paws places service dogs with individuals who have physical disabilities, other than the loss of sight or hearing and veterans afflicted with PTSD.

Funding Assistance:

  • Purchase Device

Services Funded:

  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Training

Device Funded:

  • Aids for Daily Living

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For listing updates contact:

STAR Program
358 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2640 or toll free 888-234-1267(voice)
MN Relay: 711 or 800-627-3529
Fax: 651-282-6671


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