Posted on July 12th, 2015 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

UPDATE: August class is now full!
Our next class begins in September. (Click here for dates.)

If you are interested in volunteering your time (along with your pet) for one of the Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy programs, our next available class begins in July! The class dates are August 1st, 8th and 15th. (Evaluations will be August 22nd.) Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Carol Davenport at cdavenport@nullpawsandthink.org as well as complete and submit an assessment tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)

Click here for more information.


Posted on June 12th, 2015 in Events | No Comments »

talbotsDate: Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Talbots at The Fashion Mall at Keystone

Need a new outfit for the summer? Maybe a dress for a wedding or event? Or maybe you just need an excuse to go shopping!

Paws & Think and Talbots are hosting a fun night of shopping and refreshments on Thursday, June 18 from 5-8 pm at the Keystone Mall (store is located between Pottery Barn and Nordstroms). Personal shoppers will be on hand too to help you select the right outfit!

Paws and Think therapy teams will be there to greet guests and share more about the organization and 10% of all sales are donated to Paws & Think!

So, stop on your way home from work, or grab a few friends and make it a girls night out! Shop for the dogs — that’s a pretty easy reason to buy!

Click here to view the official evite from Talbots.


Posted on June 12th, 2015 in Volunteer News | 1 Comment »

UPDATE: July class has been cancelled.
Our next class begins in August. (Click here for dates.)

If you are interested in volunteering your time (along with your pet) for one of the Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy programs, our next available class begins in July! The class dates are July 18th, August 1st and August 8th. (Evaluations will be August 15th.) Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Carol Davenport at cdavenport@nullpawsandthink.org as well as complete and submit an assessment tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)

Click here for more information.


Posted on May 4th, 2015 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

UPDATE: June class is now full!
Our next class begins in July. (Click here for dates.)

If you are interested in volunteering your time (along with your pet) for one of the Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy programs, our next available class begins in June! The class dates are June 6th, 13th and 20th. (Evaluations will be June 27th.) Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Carol Davenport at cdavenport@nullpawsandthink.org as well as complete and submit an assessment tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)

Click here for more information.


Posted on April 30th, 2015 in Events | No Comments »

Paws and Pasta

When: Sunday, May 17, 5:00-9:00pm

Where: Milano Inn

Join us at Milano Inn for an evening dedicated to Paws and Think.

Enjoy a fun evening with other dog lovers in the outside patio and the lawn reserved for Paws & Think guests…and your dog! There’s even a FIDO menu for your best friend! A portion of all the food purchases that night will be donated to Paws and Think.

Milano Inn is located at 231 S College Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Map & Directions)

RSVP

Please email Heather Zoellick at heatherzz512@nullgmail.com and indicate the number of people and dogs coming. (RSVPs are not required, but are helpful for planning purposes.)

Check out a video to see the fun: http://milanoinn.com/events/

Bringing dogs is based on weather since the event is outside. If raining, event will continue inside but unfortunately dogs will not be able to join us.


Posted on April 2nd, 2015 in Volunteer News | 4 Comments »

UPDATE: May class has been cancelled.
Our next class begins in June. (Click here for dates.)

If you are interested in volunteering your time (along with your pet) for one of the Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy programs, our next available class begins in May! The class dates are May 9th, 16th and 23rd. (Evaluations will be May 30th.) Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Carol Davenport at cdavenport@nullpawsandthink.org as well as complete and submit an assessment tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)

Click here for more information.


Posted on March 20th, 2015 in Events, Volunteer News | No Comments »

You are the Stars!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION AND GRATITUDE FOR YOUR SERVICE

When: Monday, April 20, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

(Remarks begin promptly at 7 pm)

Where: Johnson Board Room in Robertson Hall at Butler University

Desserts, coffee/tea and a cash bar

No actual dogs will be permitted at this event,
but please bring a photo of your therapy partner to add to our canine Hall Of Fame.

Directions: legacy.butler.edu/campus-map/
RSVP: (Appreciated but not required) mcoleman@nullpawsandthink.org

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you gifts (for both two and four legged) and Special Awards will be presented.
Come and sit, stay, fetch your prize, and have a treat.


Posted on February 27th, 2015 in Organization News | No Comments »

We are so excited to be competing in the 2015 Brackets for Good tournament which tips off TODAY! The six-round, single-elimination tournament begins, with the winner being announced on April 3rd for a prize of $10,000!

How does it work?

Votes are cast by donations made through the BracketsForGood.org website. One dollar equals one vote. So spread the word and get your game face on!

Don’t delay! Score Points for Paws & Think and help us advance to the next round, at which point the scores are reset and the voting process begins again!

Having trouble finding our bracket? We are in the top left “CITIMARK” division. (We are the fifth pairing from the top.)


Posted on February 21st, 2015 in Volunteer News | 2 Comments »

UPDATE: April class is now full!
Our next class begins in May. (Click here for dates.)

If you are interested in volunteering your time (along with your pet) for one of the Animal Assisted Activity/Therapy programs, our next available class begins in April! The class dates are April 18th, 25th and May 2nd. (Evaluations will be May 9th.) Please remember that prior to class, you will need to contact Carol Davenport at cdavenport@nullpawsandthink.org as well as complete and submit an assessment tool. (Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.)

Click here for more information.


Posted on February 1st, 2015 in Organization News | 1 Comment »

brettPaws & Think is ringing in 2015 with a new Board President: longtime volunteer and lifelong dog-lover Brett Nelson. Brett is a partner at the law firm of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, LLP where he has worked since 1999. Before attending law school he spent some time as a vet tech and a biologist, and he mentions that animals have always been an important part of his life. Brett is a Bloomington native and he and his wife, Lori, currently share their home with three rescue dogs: Gator, Boomer, and Lilly. Brett has been volunteering with Paws & Think since October 2013 and has been a member of the Board since February 2014.

As the Board President in 2015, Brett looks forward to continuing and expanding the work of Paws & Think through its many and dedicated volunteers. His primary goal is to communicate and achieve the strategic goals identified by the Board and the Executive Director and help ensure that all members of Paws & Think remain focused on an active pursuit of our shared mission. Brett notes that one of the things that drew him to Paws & Think was the concept of pairing shelter dogs with vulnerable youth to the mutual benefit of both through the Youth Canine program. One goal for this year is to refine and document the benefits of both the Youth Canine and the school reading programs. In order to achieve this and other important goals, the organization will need to focus on finding and training new volunteers as well as empowering those who are already involved with Paws & Think to step into more leadership roles.

In addition to chairing monthly Board meetings and facilitating the business of the Board, Brett likes to stay involved in the day to day activities of the organization. He sometimes substitutes at the Reading Buddy and Youth Canine programs and hopes to team up with his 8 month old Bernese Mountain Dog mix Lilly as a therapy dog after she recovers from a recent surgery. Brett fondly remembers a particular day at the Youth Canine program where a very excited canine team member greeted him by enthusiastically “watering” his shoe and pant leg. Brett cites the comedy of the moment as well as the living lesson of the importance of patience as one of the experiences that keeps him engaged with the wonderful work of Paws & Think.


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