Posted on August 18th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

poloGather your friends and family on Friday, September 17th at 6:00pm and join in on the fun and excitement of Polo at Sunset held at the only polo field in Indiana nestled in the beautiful countryside of Zionsville!

Picnic supplies (both food and beverages) are permitted. Entry charge is $20 per car and all proceeds go to Paws and Think. Click here for additional details!

Posted on August 16th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Paws and Think is looking for a volunteer with a solid understanding of Salesforce. Specifically, we are looking for someone with experience implementing, configuring, and training new users on how to effectively use the tool. If you are interested in volunteering your Salesforce skills, please contact us. Thank you!

Posted on August 12th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Board member Missy King, along with interns Jessica Brookie and Stephanie Bennett

Board member Missy King, along with Interns Jessica Brookie and Stephanie Bennett

The 5th annual Get IndyVolved took place on July 28 and showcased dozens of Indy organizations, including Paws and Think, Inc.. Over 400+ young professionals attended the event which offered opportunities to get involved with various local not-for-profits. Special thanks to our interns, Jessica Brookie and Stephanie Bennett, who represented Paws and Think at the event! Paws and Think had many attendees express interest in our organization…and we may have recruited many new volunteers! Kudos to Indyhub for hosting Get IndyVolved.

Posted on July 31st, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Board members Tim Denniston and Missy King, along with intern Stephanie Bennett, joined radio host Don Stuck on Now Hear This to promote upcoming event Hit a Home Run for Hounds & Kids. The program is to be aired on Saturday, July 31 at 7 A.M. on WNDE 1260 AM and Sunday, August 1 at 7 A.M. on WFBQ 94.7 and 9 A.M. on WRZX 103.3. Listen for us at these times, or click here to listen to it online.

Posted on July 23rd, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

plaxico1Hello, All! My name is Plaxico and I am the biggest Labrador Retriever you will ever meet! I was donated to Paws and Think by my breeders, Drs. Karen and John Helmers of Greencastle (for which Paws and Think was very appreciative!). Everywhere I go my puppy raisers, Allison and Jacob Baber, tell me people stare at my size and handsome mug. I am confident and love to strut my stuff!

Not only am I big and beautiful, I am also very well behaved! I love to follow Allison around the house and keep her feet warm by quietly stretching across them with my whole body. I also am fortunate to share the house with Einstein, a golden retriever and registered Paws and Think therapy dog, and Charlie who they tell me is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. My pooch pals and I make for a full house, and I have fit right in!

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Posted on July 19th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

MaterLove going to the Indianapolis Indian’s baseball games and supporting a great cause? The Indianapolis Indians take on the Syracuse Chiefs on Friday, August 13. Come out to Victory Field to support Paws And Think! Tickets are only $11.25, and $5 from every ticket sold goes to support the valuable programs available from Paws And Think! Just click this link to purchase your tickets and use the Promo code: PAWS. See you at Victory Field on August 13!

You will have to create a Ticketmaster Account to purchase tickets.
All seat locations and purchases are processed instantly.
E-tickets will be sent to your email account within minutes of your purchase.
Remember to print your tickets and bring them with you to the game.

Posted on July 6th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Have you ever wanted to visited a relative/friend in the hospital and bring along your dog, cat or rabbit and didn’t know how to get started? At Paws and Think we offer Animal Assisted Activity Classes (often referred to as Pet Therapy). Our next class begins in August on August 7th, 14th and 21st! Click here for more information.

Posted on July 1st, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Baxter YMCA's Pawsitively Adorable Summer Camp

Our partner Baxter YMCA’s, Pawsitively Adorable Summer Camp is a week long program. We spend the first day at the Baxter YMCA teaching the kids how to communicate with and care for their dogs and how to shape their dogs’ behavior. Days two, three and four take place at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control, where the kids are partnered with dogs who are available for adoption.

The kids teach the dogs basic skills and manners through positive reinforcement. The dogs who go through this traning program receive a kennel card with their photo and the photo of the youths who have helped socialize them. Thus someone who may be interested in adopting them knows what skills the dogs have learned. The last day of the program takes place back at the Baxter YMCA, where the kids are thanked for being a “pawsitive” impact on the dogs…preventing their euthanasia by making them more adoptable!

Our next program Pawsitively Adorable is July 19-23 (with ages 10-11) and July 26-30 (with ages 12-15). Both camps run M-F from 10am-12noon. If you are interested in helping as volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Inquiry form.

View photos of our June program on our Facebook page.

Posted on June 11th, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hound Dog Days at City MarketCan you sing, dance, and style your hair like Elvis? What about your dog? Between the two of you, who’s really the most skilled, better-looking performer? Only one way to find out…show up at the City Market on June 23 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for Hound Dog Days, a tribute to Elvis’ last performance at Market Square Arena. Click here to download the registration form for all the details…hope to see you there!

Posted on June 9th, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Tony Stewart FoundationWe are very proud to announce that Paws and Think has received a grant from the Tony Stewart Foundation in support of the expansion of our Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy Program!

Through this program, we train and evaluate companion dogs for visitation and therapeutic interventions. Our volunteer/dog teams visit schools, agencies that serve grieving children, adult day care centers, the VA hospital, retirement homes and more. Approximately 1,000 children and adults are served annually through this program. We are excited about this new partnership…thanks again to the Tony Stewart Foundation!

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