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4 Paws for Ability

Last Update:10/6/2017
Contact:Karen Shirk
Title:Executive Director
Address:253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, OH 45385
Phone:(937) 374-0385
Toll Free:
4 Paws for Ability, Inc. mission is to:
  • Enrich the lives of children with disabilities by the training and placement of quality, task trained service dogs to provide increased independence for the children and assistance to their families.
  • Enrich the lives of veterans from recent conflicts whom have lost the use of their limbs or their hearing while in active combat.
  • Educate the public to accept the use of service dogs in public places
  • Assist with animal rescue when possible
Program Description
We at 4 Paws for Ability believe service dogs should be made available to anyone with a disability who wishes to have the love, companionship, and independence that are the result of service dog placement. We specialize in placements with people who are turned away by many other agencies. We have no eligibility requirements beyond a physician's statement that the person requesting a service dog has a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. We find creative, innovative means of assisting people with severe disabilities with solutions.

Visit the website for more information.
Fee for service is required.
Service Animals
Counties Serviced
7172 Graham Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail:

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