HypoAllergenic Assistance Dogs
APAW exclusively breeds, trains and places HypoAllergenic Poodles as Assistance Dogs to help people with disabilities lead more independent lives.
APAW is a small, young program based in Massachusetts. Our placement range is local and we require our recipients to participate in group training activities as well as events.
As an unobtrusive helpmate, an APAW Assistance Dog provides valuable support all day, everyday, for their partner with physical or psychological challenges. We also train Social/Therapy Dogs to work in hospitals, schools, nursing homes, court rooms, etc, and the occasional Search Dog to locate missing individuals.
With each APAW litter, we place some of the pups in working or performance homes, based on temperament evaluation. We also sometimes have young adult Working Candidates available to homes that wish to finish specialized training for any career. Dogs which don’t quite meet our standards for assistance work are available as wonderful companions. Contact us for information regarding upcoming litters or adoptable older pups/adults.