Our programs connect people with canines (and some other animals too!) for life-saving and life-changing results.

Youth-Canine Programs

Our Youth-Canine Programs engage students who may not learn best by traditional teaching methods or who may not have experienced an unconditional, loving relationship in their lives.

Through hands-on dog training, the youths form a connection with the dogs they are training. Youths start showing up to school (“I never looked forward to Mondays before!”), and their grades improve.

These positive training methods help students gain confidence and learn life skills, including anger management, job readiness, positive parenting and leadership skills.

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Pet Therapy

(Also referred to as Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy Programs)

Through our Pet Therapy Programs we provide trained, registered teams for visitation in senior communities, hospitals, and shelters for those at risk. Paws & Think teams also provide therapeutic work with children to improve literacy, cope with loss, and reach physical and occupational rehabilitation goals. We provide classes and outreach programs regarding the value of the relationship between people and their pets, responsible pet ownership and bite prevention.

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