We are committed to enriching and empowering children and adults with physical disabilities and social needs by training service dogs and providing animal assisted educational and recreational activities.


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Prison PAALS
Prison PAALS

Inmates at two South Carolina prisons help train PAALS dogs while earning a Department of Labor certificate apprenticeship certificate.
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Summer PAALS
Summer PAALS

This day camp is one of only a handful of camps in the country that integrate assistance dogs in training with kids who have disabilities alongside kids who do not.
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Reading PAALS
Reading PAALS

Service dogs with their partners and service dogs in training encourage young children to practice their reading skills by reading to a non-judgmental dog from PAALS.
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School PAALS
School PAALS

PAALS partners with students throughout the year to work on service learning projects, scout projects, career days, etc.
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A Soldier’s Story

“Without RC, you wouldn’t be talking with me; you’d be talking about me.”
— First Sergeant Will Roberts with service dog RC

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