Service Paws, previously known as Service Dog Support and Training Solutions was established as a nonprofit in Jan 2017 is the premier non-profit organization in Layton, Utah that offers the best-in-class virtual and in-person classes for training service dogs for those in Utah.
Service Paws serves those who are disabled, Veterans, and First Responders with the mission of ensuring access to a better life for everyone with disabilities by helping them train their own service dog.
In addition to training service dogs, Service Paws collaborates with local rescues and shelters to identify potential service dog candidates who require a new home and a sense of purpose. We strongly believe that rescues have the potential to be exceptional service dogs.
We focus on Connection. Education, Support, and Independence. These are known as our 4 Paws.
Connection – We aim to connect persons with disabilities with others who understand and empathize with their medical conditions. We aim to build a bridge of understanding, communication, and connection between the able bodied and disabled community.
Education – We aim to bring knowledge and education about disabilities and service dog work to the communities we live in. We also aim to educate our clients on their rights under the ADA law and how to handle any access issues safely and appropriately. We also educate businesses on their rights under the ADA law.
Support –We offer support to those who need it most. We support persons with disabilities in finding, training, using, and eventually retiring their service dogs. We aim to support these individuals through the ever-changing journey of having a service dog.
Independence– We aim to restore independence to people who have lost it. Through service dog training and connections, we prepare people to feel once again confident and independent in the community and their own environments.