Helping Paws relies on financial support to place more dogs with people who need them. The costs of raising and training service dogs from puppyhood continue to rise. We estimate that costs for each dog exceed $30,000. Thank you for your support, on every level! Helping Paws is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
There are several ways to donate at Helping Paws:
- General Donation
- Sponsor a Litter
- Leave a Legacy
- Memorials and Honorariums
- Alpha Gator Emergency Fund
- Employee Giving
- Dog Tribute Board Tags
Helping Paws relies on financial support to place more dogs with people who need them. The costs of raising and training service dogs from puppyhood continue to rise. We estimate that costs for each dog exceed $30,000. Thank you for your support, on every level!
Sponsor a Litter
Blue Coat Benefactors help support the care and training of litters of puppies. We keep you updated on the progress of each puppy in the litter, as they journey through training classes and up to the match with their lifelong partners. Blue Coat Benefactors are a true gift to those we serve, as they offer us the opportunity to match as many dogs as possible. Sponsorship levels begin at $250 and continue as much as the sponsor wishes to offer.
Leave a Legacy
Defer a donation to Helping Paws through your will, estate plan or life income arrangements. Such gifts support our ongoing work and accrue benefits to you and your family, including income or estate tax deductions, increased spendable income, and elimination of capital gains tax on appreciated stocks. Gifts may be directed to any Helping Paws program or to general operating costs. For more information, please Email Pam Anderson, Director of Development.
Memorials and Honorariums
Honor a loved family member, friend, pet or special occasion with a gift to Helping Paws. We acknowledge your gift in writing to the party you wish to recognize. Your thoughtfulness makes many hearts happy, including all those your gift serves.
Alpha/Gator Emergency Fund
Support Helping Paws graduates who need financial assistance to care for their service dogs. Many who have physical disabilities are on fixed incomes and face severe financial stress when their service dog needs emergency or extraordinary care. This fund is named for Alpha, the first service dog Helping Paws placed, and Gator, a service dog in training who died very young from cancer.
Many companies participate in an annual giving campaign that permits employees to designate deductions to charities from their weekly or monthly payroll. This simple and meaningful way to donate allows consistent giving through a variety of platforms. For more information, please Email Pam Anderson, Director of Development.
Dog Tribute Board Tags
Honor a Helping Paws service dog or your own companion dog with an engraved marker tag on the Helping Paws Tribute Board. “In the Spirit of Love and Service” hangs in the entry to the Helping Paws training center. Tags may be purchased for your own dog or as a gift. The cost is $35 per dog name and each tag is personalized with your own message.