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Paws-Ability Inc

Paws-Ability is dedicated to providing service dogs of exceptional quality at no cost to Veterans, First Responders and Correctional officers that have sacrificed for our country and community

Louisville, KY   |  https://pawsability.org/
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Paws-Ability Inc

EIN: 84-3958332


Mission

Paws-Ability Inc is dedicated to providing service dogs of exceptional quality with no cost to Veterans and 1st Responders, and Correctional Officers that have sacrificed for our country. Our mission is to empower these noble men and women with traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress disorder and mobility disabilities, to return to their everyday lives with confidence and dignity.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

John Wells

Co Principal Officer

Jim Day

Main address

4100 Alton Road

Louisville, KY 40207 USA

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EIN

84-3958332

Subject area info

Domesticated animals

Nonprofits

Animal therapy

Self-advocacy

Independent living for people with disabilities

Population served info

Victims of conflict and war

People with disabilities

Military personnel

Veterans

Emergency responders

NTEE code info

Other Services (D60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Paws-Ability strives to help veterans and first responders gain their lives back. Having a service dog can help them re-enter society and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Potentially they may enter the workforce. Having a dog by their side gives them the confidence to live their lives.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Providing Service Dogs

At Paws-Ability we unleash the potential of dogs by transforming them into individually trained, life changing assistance dogs for people in need. We provide service dogs of exceptional quality at no cost to Veterans, First Responders, and Correctional Officers that have sacrificed for our country and community.
Many of our service dogs are donated AKC certified Labradors or are rescues and have been evaluated as suitable for service dog work.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Emergency responders
Military personnel
Veterans

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of applicants applying for service dogs

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Paws-Ability, Inc. is dedicated to providing service dogs of exceptional quality with no cost to Veterans, First Responders, and Correctional Officers that have sacrificed for our country and community. Our mission is to empower these noble men and women with Traumatic Brain Injuries, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, and mobile disabilities, to return to their everyday lives with confidence and dignity.

At Paws-Ability, we unleash the potential of dogs by transforming them into individually-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for in need. Many of our service dogs are donated AKC certified Labrador Retriever puppies or are dogs that are rescues and have been evaluated as being suitable for service dog work. Our fosters help train the basic skills while the future service dog is in their care. When a compatible application is received the dogs will be partnered with their forever companion and the training to be certified begins.

We have trainers located in Louisville KY, Brownstown IN and Terre Haute IN. Our applicant need to be able to travel to one of these locations. We have a staff of great volunteer and fosters that help guide them through the process.

We have place multiple dogs successfully and have dogs in foster ready to be gifted

Financials

Paws-Ability Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Paws-Ability Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Paws-Ability Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

John Wells

Co Principal Officer

Jim Day

Paws-Ability Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Paws-Ability Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/29/2023
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Board chair

John Wells

Jennifer Draggoo

Natalie Faudree

Joe Faudree

Michaela Julian

Lakin Pack

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/29/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability