The mission of 4 Paws for Ability is to: enrich the lives of children and veterans with disabilities by the training and placement of service dogs to provide them with companionship and promote independent living; educate the public to accept the use of service dogs in public places. Funding of a 4 Paws' service dog is partially the responsibility of the children's family. Veterans are free. Applicants typically use fund-raising activities or pay a fee for service to gather these funds, and 4 Paws assists the applicant as necessary. 4 Paws has no eligibility requirements beyond a physician statement that the person requesting a service dog has a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.