Posted on December 3rd, 2012 in Organization News | No Comments »

Welcome to the new and improved Paws and Think website!

We have rebranded and in addition to a new logo, we also have a new website. Most of the information from the old website can still be found here, but if you are having any trouble finding what you are looking for, please contact us.

The best way to browse all the site has to offer is by clicking on the main navigation on the top, and then all the pages in that section will be available in the left sidebar.

We hope you enjoy the new site!

Posted on June 5th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Paws and Pasta

Join us on Sunday, June 17th from 5:00 to 8:00pm 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. (Please keep in mind if you choose to sit indoors, there are no dogs permitted in the indoor dining areas.)

There will be some prize giveaways, live music, and your dog’s tail will surely wag when they see the treat truck from Best Friends Pet Care on site!

If you plan on coming, please email Kathy Janes at and indicate the number of people (and dogs) coming. (RSVPs are not required, but are helpful for planning purposes.)

Hope to see you at Milano’s for this fun event!

Posted on May 15th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

002The Kindergarten classes at Oak Trace Elementary School invited Paws and Think to come to speak with their children during their unit studying the letters C, D, and P.

The dogs and handlers came to both morning and afternoon classes and talked about training the dogs and then let the children visit and ask questions. The classes had a theme incorporating pets into their study of the letters and were talking about different dogs, cats, and pets that start with those letters. Having the dogs there was quite a hit with the kids, and the dogs had a great time as well!

See the full gallery of photos on our Facebook page »

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sun King BreweryPaws & Think will be at Sun King Brewery on Friday, May 11th from 4:00-7:00pm.

We will be there with some of our Therapy Dog teams, and also giving the chance to win prizes including a Sun King growler and gift card. Our tent will be at the entrance of the brewery. We invite you to stop by and meet some of our board members, volunteers and dogs before enjoying the great Sun King beers inside. We are very excited to be a community partner with Sun King and hope to see you on May 11th!

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

anna-websmallMeet Anna! When her fourth grade class assignment was to give a presentation on a favorite Hoosier, she chose the founder of Paws and Think, her grandmother, Gayle Hutchens. We were lucky enough to be able to stop by and see Anna give her presentation. She did a wonderful job. Thanks Anna for sharing the life story of such a remarkable woman!

(Shown here is a photo of Anna, along with her presentation materials and Kalin the dog, who belonged to Gayle.)

Posted on March 30th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Logo Options

With the help of a generous donor, Paws and Think is in the process of creating new marketing materials. One brand element we are considering changing is our logo. We want to hear from you – our friends, donors and volunteers – what you think about our potential new logo and kindly request you fill out our simple two question survey at We know your time is valuable and we thank you for your feedback!


Posted on March 8th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

UPDATE: Our April class is full! Our next class dates are currently scheduled for June. If you are interested in our next round of classes, please contact Carol Davenport at

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 April! The class dates are April 14th, 21st and 28th. Class size is limited and registration deadline is April 6th. Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Carol Davenport at as well as complete and submit a screening tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)

Click here for more information.

Posted on January 9th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

bradBrad Kupper is a business development/marketing manager for a local roofing company. He graduated from Speedway High School and Indiana University with a BS in Public Affairs/Management. He and his dog Jackson have volunteered with Paws and Think for over 1 year. They participate in the reading program at Glendale library. He is also a volunteer with Best Friends Animal Society as an Education Ambassador. In addition, he volunteers as an assistant dog trainer with Doggone Connection companion dog training. He lives on the Northwest side of Indianapolis with Jackson and his other dog, Brewser.

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