If you are interested in volunteering your time (along with your pet) for one of the Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy programs, our next class begins in January! The class dates are January 7th, 14th and 21st. (Evaluations will be on the 28th for an additional fee.) Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Carol Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org as well as complete and submit a screening tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)
Note: If anyone wants to be evaluated this month, there are two openings for this Saturday, Dec 17th in the afternoon. Please contact Carol Davenport at email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
This video is evidence of how your support and donations are making a difference in our communities. Additionally, if you think you and your dog might be interested in a program like this, please check out our AAAT evaluation and application information.
Join us on October 23, 2011 from 4:30 to 7:00 at the Milano Inn Italian restaurant for a night benefiting Paws and Think! (View map and directions.) A portion of all the food purchases that night will be donated to Paws and Think, plus it will be a great opportunity to meet many of our board members and volunteers. If the weather is nice, we will have the outside patio and lawn (with bocce ball ball courts) reserved for our group and you will be permitted to bring your dog along to join in the fun. If the weather dictates that we will need to be indoors, we will have a room reserved for us (however no dogs are permitted in the dining areas).
To reserve a spot for you and your pooch, please email Kathy Janes at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the number of people (and dogs) coming. We will keep you updated the day of the event regarding whether we will be inside or outdoors on our Facebook and Twitter page.
Hope to see you at Milano’s for this fun event!
Services will be at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Friday, August 19 at 4 p.m. Friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. that same afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, Gayle’s family has requested memorial donations to Paws and Think. To make a donation, you can do so online using the online memorial page, or mail a check to:
Paws and Think, Inc. c/o J. Miller, Treasurer
60 S. Meridian St . Suite 600
Indianapolis , IN 46204
In Loving Memory
Gayle Chadwick Hutchens, RN, MSN
10/17/1947 – 8/13/2011
Our founder, our inspiration, our friend Gayle Chadwick Hutchens died Saturday evening, August 13, 2011, embraced by the love of her devoted family who were at her bedside, and the many, many friends whose lives were touched by her selfless generosity and kindness.
Haylee Crowley has never lived outside of California until now. She has moved to Indianapolis for the summer to intern for Paws and Think! She is originally from the Monterey Bay area and attended Sacramento State University where she will finish her degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration as soon as she completes her internship. She has been inspired by her Boston Terrier/ Pug, Aurora to start her own non-profit back in California. She hopes to provide a safe haven for youth through a community center and animal rescue that will offer similar programs that Paws and Think does.
Haylee will be at many of our programs and events this summer (at times being joined by Aurora) so please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself!
After founding Paws and Think in 2001 and serving as Executive Director for ten years, Gayle Hutchens is retiring.
Gayle has touched so many lives over the past ten years and we invite you to take this opportunity to read about her journey and achievements and leave a comment for Gayle. Feel free to include a story or just thank her for any impact she has had on your life.
Our Paws in the City event was a huge success!! Raising over $2500, which includes a $500 donation from Lor Corporation and a generous portion of the food and drink sales from Tavern on the South. Donations like these (and from ALL of those who attended) are necessary for us to cover our expenses, such as general and medical care for our dogs and insurance, and so we thank you from the bottom of our animal-loving hearts!
If you are interested in volunteering your time (along with your pet) for one of the Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy programs, our next class begins in June! The class dates are June 11, 18th and 25th and they take place at Fetch Pet Resort and Spa from 1 to 2:30pm. Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Carol Davenport at email@example.com as well as complete and submit a screening tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)
by Debbie Feltz, 2008 Volunteer of the Year
We went to Joy’s House this afternoon and had a great time. Indy was welcomed like a king! My most favorite memory was when we were in the back and one of the staff wheeled a woman in to say that she would like to say hi to Indy. She was not very responsive but, we hung there and I sat near her wheel chair so that Indy could get close. Her name is Miss Christie and she is hearing impaired. After a little while, the woman started signing! It was great. She and Indy started bonding and it was heart filling to know that my pup could connect with a precious one.
Since that day, my husband and I have continued to take Indy to Joy’s House. Yesterday, we were greeted with homemade doggy biscuits (that the guests made) and some of the guests gave them to Indy. Each time that we go, we meet both old and new friends and they love to spend a few minutes visiting with Indy.
We are thankful to God for this blessing of sharing our special boy with others.
Debbie, Bill, and Indiana Jones