Paws & Think is a nonprofit organization that works to improve lives through the power of the human-dog connection.
We focus on the at-risk community, both human and canine. Our vision creates a community where “every person who would benefit from a dog has the opportunity, and every dog fulfills its potential.”
We do this with two proven methods:
- Animal-Assisted Interventions: training and providing therapy dogs to youth, seniors and special needs individuals of all ages. We partner with over 50 different venues in Central Indiana to bring comfort and support to those who need it most.
- Youth-Canine: facilitating after-school training classes for youth and teens from vulnerable communities, helping them to train shelter dogs with positive reinforcement behaviors. The young people learn responsibility, job readiness, anger management, parenting skills, leadership and positive life skills, while at the same time increasing the dog’s chances of adoption because of the basic obedience skills learned.
Each year, we touch the lives of over 55,000 people. We are always looking for supporters to help us continue our work and serve our community. Please contact us if you are interested in being a sponsor, donor, or volunteer.