(1) FREE Face Mask with any purchase. Good while supplies last. Keep one for yourself or donate it to a animal shelter or rescue organization to help the volunteers and rescue workers care for the pets awaiting their forever homes. Depending on availability and need, Hand and Paw may also offer the rescue organization the option to substitute the mask for hand sanitizer.
About Freedom Service Dogs
At Freedom Service Dogs, we unleash the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. The clients we serve live with disabilities like autism, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy (MD), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy (CP), spinal cord injuries, and more. We also serve veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS); however, we do not provide service dogs for non-military civilians diagnosed with PTS. FSD has been recognized nationally for its innovative approach and life-changing work.
Since 1987, FSD has graduated hundreds of client-dog teams. Dogs that are not suitable for service dog work—or “career change” dogs, as we lovingly refer to them— are adopted into forever homes.
Freedom Service Dogs was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization by Michael and PJ Roche. The Roches worked tirelessly to transform FSD from a local, two-person organization to one of the leading service dog training organizations in the country at a time when the assistance dog industry was in the early stages of development.
As FSD expanded, its leaders recognized a need for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to have additional support as they entered civilian life, leading to the launch of Operation Freedom, a program that provides custom-trained service dogs to veterans with disabilities.
Service dogs can perform a multitude of tasks that increase the independence and self-sufficiency of their human partners. People with service dogs show significant improvement psychologically, socially, and even economically—and the benefit is mutual for both human and service dog.
The Hand and Paw Face Mask was carefully designed and crafted based on a recent study showing a twill fabric as one of the most effective materials for homemade masks. This study was done in response to Covid-19 and published in the Huffington Post, NY Times, NBC, and others.
Hand and Paw Adjustable Washable Reusable Face Mask | Includes 2 additional PM2.5 Carbon Filters
The twill fabric used in this study, denim, filtered out up to 92% of 1 micron particles. Since denim is made from 100% cotton using a twill weave, we carefully craft each Hand and Paw mask on a similar premise with softness, comfort and breathability in mind. A built-in pocket on the inside of the mask allows for the use of replaceable filters. We’ve included (2) 5-layer PM 2.5 carbon filters to get you started. The built-in nose form allows you to customize the top for a closer fit.
- Mask is reusable and washable
- Outer mask material is 100% cotton twill.
- Adjustable elastic straps
- Filters are replaceable 5-Layer PM 2.5 Carbon Filters. Recommended for 7 days of use per filter.
- Filters are not necessary for use.
We recommend washing before first use.
**This product is not a medical device**
Please understand that our face masks are not a replacement for medical grade Personal Protective Equipment, and in circumstances where medical grade Personal Protective Equipment is recommended, you should consult a healthcare professional. The decision to use this mask is solely your own.
Masks are not designed or intended to prevent, mitigate, treat, diagnose or cure any disease or health condition, including COVID-19/Coronavirus. Masks are intended for general public use only. They are non-sterile and are not intended for use in any clinical or surgical setting or where exposure to bodily or hazardous fluids may be expected, where the risk of exposure through inhalation is high, or near intense heat or flammable gas. Masks are not surgical masks, personal protective equipment, or filtering respirators (such as N95 masks).
Masks are intended for adult use only. They should not be used by anyone with skin sensitivities or placed on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing or who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.