Application Requests

*Please click here before completing the application to ensure that we serve your specific area.

The 2023 Client application request process is currently closed for submissions.

Thank you for your interest in receiving a PAWS Assistance Dog. In an effort to better meet the needs of our future and current clients PAWS has an annual application request time period for all first-time applicants. Application requests will be available again in January 2024.

During this time you will be able to request an application to receive a Service Dog to help with physical disabilities, a Hearing Dog to alert to common environmental sounds, a Seizure Response Dog to aid you during or after your seizures, or a Service Dog for a Child with Autism. Please check our website for the qualifications to receive each type of Assistance Dog and for additional program requirements.

At this time PAWS does not train Psychiatric Service Dogs to assist with PTSD, anxiety, or depression, or Diabetic Alert Dogs.

If you currently have or have had a PAWS Assistance dog and are in need of a Successor Dog, please contact PAWS directly by calling 616-877-7297 or emailing us at

Please be aware that in order for PAWS to place an Assistance Dog with you, we must have a local Field Representative in your area and that coverage is subject to change at any time.

*If you are interested in applying for a PAWS Facility Dog, please click HERE.