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Helping Paws, Inc.

Service Dogs

630 12th Ave S, Hopkins, MN, 55343

Distance: 1062 Miles

(952) 988-9359


Service Details


Provides trained service dogs or funding for service dogs that help a person with mobility, independence and/or communication.

Additional Information

Matches a person with a physical disability or a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with a highly trained service dog


  • Payment
    • Private pay 
  • Specialization
    • Adults with disabilities 
    • Disabilities 
    • Physical disabilities 
    • Veteran 


Persons with physical disabilities or a veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and are looking to use a service dog:

Applicants must:
* Be a minimum of 10 years of age and have a physical disability other than loss of vision or loss of hearing.
* Be financially able to take full responsibility for a dog, including, but not limited to, dog food and veterinary care. Costs such as annual vaccinations, additional veterinary needs, dog food and dog "toys" may run upwards of $1,000 per year.
* Be able to physically take full responsibility for a dog, or have someone designated and able, to address this responsibility.
* Demonstrate through the application process that a service dog would assist in daily living tasks and help the applicant maintain or increase independence.
* Be able to attend the three-week Team Training course held at the Helping Paws training center.
* Be willing to participate in follow-up training.

The applicant's home environment should be stable (without any major changes) during the first year following placement of a service dog.
* Yearly follow-up interviews are required with the Helping Paws Graduate Follow-up Coordinator.

Applicants and graduates are not required to participate in fundraising or public relations activities in support of Helping Paws.


There is a non-refundable application fee. At the time of placement there is an equipment fee.

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Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (952) 988-9359

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