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some partnerships are smiply a natural fit

This is as true for individuals with disabilities that we train service dogs for as it is for the volunteers who give their time and talents to connect Paragon to our community and help dogs in training be the best they can be!

Explore the options to be part of Paragon Service Dogs, pick the option(s) that best suits you, and then get in touch.

  • Volunteers share our passion for changing lives! Choose from welcoming dogs into your home for the weekend, participating as a Puppy Raiser, handling administrative tasks in the office, executing campus upkeep projects, engaging as an ambassador at community events, and much more. If you want to give of your time and talents, Paragon has a myriad of ways to do so.
  • Applicants are some of the 50 million Americans who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing, across all demographics, and hearing dog client hopefuls. Applicants also include handlers who are professionals working with vulnerable populations with goal directed interventions. We can't wait to meet you!  
  • Clients are not only approved applicants who benefit the most from a hearing service dog or those whose work goals are achieved with the aid of a facility dog. They become extended Paragon family. Whether they are in the process of receiving a specially trained dog from Paragon or part of an established hearing or facility team, Paragon works alongside clients to ensure best practices and continued success.