15612 Prairie Ridge Road, Caledonia, MN 55921
Phone: 608-797-2410
Email: paws4independence@gmail.com

Paws 4 Independence

Service Dogs Save Lives

Paws 4 Independence

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There are many ways to get involved with Paws 4 Independence to help make a difference in the lives of our participants and our dogs. Follow the link to learn how you can make a difference by volunteering.

Paws 4 Independence is a 501(c) (3)

non-profit organization that is specialized in training and providing service dogs for adults and children with medical and psychiatric conditions.

To apply for a Service Dog fill out our form and mail it in with the application fee. Follow the link for the form, address, and Service Dog FAQs to find out if a Service Dog would be appropriate for you.

Our Mission


make a difference

Welcome to Paws 4 Independence!  We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit specialized organization providing a service dog and training to assist children, individuals and veterans with diabetes, mental illness, PTSD, seizures, and other disabilities challenging individuals on a daily basis.

Our organization is different  from other service dog organizations. We do not train your animal for you. We work with you to find the right animal for you, your spouse or your child. Our training is done as a team; you and your dog come to class and learn skills. We believe that the dog and their owners need to form a bond to know each other and become a team. If you already have a dog we will test it to ensure that it will be the best possible dog for your disability.  If you do not have a dog we will work with you to find the right dog for your disability and living situation. We train dogs to help their owners manage everyday challenges to improve their quality of life. For some, getting a service animal is a new start to a life they once had but lost due to an illness or injury.




those in need