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meet paragon

excellence, compassion, and service

Service dogs in training

Meet Paragon

Mission & More

mission statement

The mission of Paragon Service Dogs is to empower individuals with disabilities through the purposeful training of specially selected pups, the meticulous pairing of dog and handler, and unwavering support of the dog/handler team for the lifetime of the match.

vision statement

At Paragon, our vision is to redefine the bond between individuals and their service dogs. Through unwavering dedication to excellence in training and meticulous matching processes, we forge extraordinary partnerships that transcend the ordinary. We don't just provide service dogs; we cultivate life-changing connections that empower individuals to navigate life's challenges with resilience, dignity, and the steadfast assistance of their four-legged ally.


It is our belief that Culture is created intentionally and must be actively and consistently nurtured and maintained by leadership. Our Culture is the foundation and embodiment of our organization and demonstrates the collective understanding of our organization by all those involved.

We have endeavored to construct clear and deliberate guiding principles. These are the Core Values that root the beliefs our organization operates from. They are the principal perspectives that guide our engagement with our clients, volunteers, staff, supporters, and the guardianship of our service dogs.

We believe that it is by living our Core Values that we create, cultivate, and cherish our Culture.

core values

  • Respect – We value every individual and treat them with fairness, compassion, and dignity.
  • Inclusion – We embrace diversity and strive to include everyone, removing barriers to participation.
  • Commitment to Our Clients – We are dedicated to providing our clients with service dogs that enhance their independence and safety.
  • Commitment to our Dogs – Our dogs are essential to our mission, and we ensure they receive the best care and respect throughout all stages of their lives.
  • Service – We serve with excellence, compassion, and responsiveness, always seeking to improve.
  • Stewardship & Accountability – We use our resources efficiently, act with integrity, and fulfill our commitments responsibly.