Posted on July 6th, 2020 in Events | No Comments »

Paws & Think is participating in this year’s Walking For Dreams Indianapolis fundraising walk on the afternoon of Sunday, August 16th. Our volunteers and supporters are creating teams to walk and raise money to support our programs. You can support Paws & Think by participating as a walker or by donating to the walk. If you would like to participate in the walk, you have two options:

  1. Attend the Indianapolis walk along the Canal downtown starting at Buggs Temple (337 West 11th Street) between Meridian and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
  2. Participate “virtually” by walking wherever you would like and using a fitness app to track your walk. We challenge you to walk 3.5K or for 45 minutes. We recommend WoofTrax to track your walk, a free app that allows you to earn points that turn into money you can donate to Paws & Think at no cost to you!

We recommend a goal of $100 per person if you choose to participate in the walk. If you raise $125 you will receive a t-shirt. Note: If you raise enough for a shirt, you’ll have the option to pick your shirt up from the Clothes With a Cause shop at 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd, Suite 105, Carmel, IN and receive a FREE GIFT along with it!

To register to walk, please follow these steps:

  1. Click here to visit Paws & Think’s page on the Walking For Dreams website.
  2. Click Walk For Us at the top right. The dropdown will show all of the teams that are walking for Paws & Think.
  3.  Select the team you would like to join. If you don’t know which one to join, you can select the Paws and Think, Inc. (Default) team.
  4. Fill in your contact information.
  5. Create a password for your account.
  6. Review the terms of service and check to acknowledge that you agree.
  7. Click Complete Registration.
  8. Upload a photo to your profile.
  9. Write a brief biography for your profile – share some information about yourself, your dog, and why you want to support Paws & Think.
  10. Share the link to your Walking For Dreams profile with your friends, family, and coworkers through email and social media so they can donate to support your team.

You can also donate toward our walk by visiting Paws & Think’s page on the Walking For Dreams website and clicking the Donate Now button at the top right.


Posted on June 30th, 2020 in Dog Training Tutorials | No Comments »

In this week’s Training Tuesday video, Paws & Think Trainer Michelle Goldner teaches us about equipment you can use to teach your dog the skill of loose leash walking. This video is helpful for anyone who wants to practice leash walking skills with their dog, and this skill is a prerequisite to our therapy dog training class.

To support Paws & Think and help us to continue providing these free training videos, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on June 26th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Pete the Cat explores a train during today’s story time with Carol and therapy dog Dickens.

To support online story telling and additional programs from Paws & Think, please consider www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on June 24th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

During this very special story time, Mark, Theresa, and therapy dog Luna share “Besos de Sol, Abrazos de Luna,” the Spanish version of “Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs.” Our Wednesday story times are for our friends at Brooke’s Place and for anyone experiencing grief.

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on June 23rd, 2020 in Dog Training Tutorials | No Comments »

In this week’s Training Tuesday Tutorial, Paws & Think Trainer Michelle Goldner will focus on how to teach your dog to “Stay” for 30 seconds in the “Down” position. She demonstrates with her dog, Maui, who is a registered therapy dog with Paws & Think. Be sure to check out last week’s video on the “Down” cue along with our other Training Tutorials to practice with your dog at home!

To help support these free training videos, please consider donating to Paws & Think at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on June 22nd, 2020 in Organization News, Out & About | No Comments »

Last month we provided no-contact parking lot visits at Ascension St Vincent Neighborhood Emergency Departments to show support for staff members during Hospital Week. Paws & Think therapy teams Kathy & Toohey and Sandi & Daisy visited the Avon location. Even though staff couldn’t pet our therapy dogs, they appreciated getting a little long-distance love! These stress relief visits with healthcare workers are an important part of the mental health support that we provide to the community through our programs.


Posted on June 20th, 2020 in Organization News, Out & About | No Comments »

Paws & Think therapy teams visited the Greenwood location of Ascension St Vincent Neighborhood Emergency Department last month for a no-contact visit. Ed & Jane with therapy dogs Iris & Izzy (pictured here) and Steve & Liz with therapy dog Aspen were able to provide love and support from afar to healthcare workers during Hospital Week. Research shows that interacting with therapy dogs provides opportunities for therapeutic benefits that enhance quality of life, and we were glad to be able to provide a mental health break to these hardworking staff members.


Posted on June 19th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Can a snake play catch? During their playtime, Gerald and Piggie find a way to include someone new.

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on June 17th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

We can weather a storm together. Listen as therapy dog Pipsqueak and her handler share a special story. Our Wednesday story times are for our friends at Brooke’s Place and for anyone else experiencing grief.

Join us for future Paws to Read Story Times with Paws & Think therapy dogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am. You can watch these story time videos on our Facebook page and our YouTube page. To support more online story telling from Paws & Think, please consider donating at www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on June 16th, 2020 in Organization News | No Comments »

We have BIG news! For the second year, Paws & Think is a finalist for Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis. This year, our proposal is for our Paws to Comfort Program-Mental Health Initiative. If chosen as the final winner, we will be able to serve 3200 individuals in our community by providing the unconditional love and support of therapy dogs.

This includes providing trained, evaluated, and registered therapy dogs to:

  • Children who have experienced child abuse and are receiving help from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Pediatric Department and undergoing forensic interviews at Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Centers
  • Children who are experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one through Brooke’s Place and Camp Healing Tree
  • Individuals experiencing crisis who require our Crisis Response Teams
  • Healthcare workers and support staff who help these populations

Now more than ever, our support is needed. We are so thankful to Impact 100 for selecting us as a finalist. We wish our congrats to all the other finalists.


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