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.


Posted on June 16th, 2020 in Dog Training Tutorials | No Comments »

Do you ever wish your dog could lay down on cue? Watch this video to learn how to teach your dog to do just that! Paws & Think Dog Trainer Michelle Goldner demonstrates with her dog, Maui, who is a registered therapy dog with Paws & Think. This video is great for anyone who is interested in training their dog, and the “down” cue is a prerequisite for our therapy dog training class.

Check out our YouTube playlist to see more Paws & Think dog training tutorials. To help support these free training videos, please visit www.pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on June 15th, 2020 in Organization News, Out & About | No Comments »

At the end of last month we had the pleasure of visiting at Brookdale Carmel where we were able to conduct window visits with residents in memory care and provide distanced support visits to staff members. Katie Broniarczyk, their Program Manager, said “the residents were so excited to see the variety of dogs and they had a most wonderful time! The Paws & Think volunteers are always so nice.”

Visits like these help boost morale and provide mental health support. Great work, teams!


Posted on June 15th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Happy Monday! Today’s story time is with our Board Member Lisa and therapy-dog-in-training, Toby. Together they share the book “I Know an Old Lady.”

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 12th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Lisa and 2-year-old English lab, Toby, share “Miss Nelson is Back” by James Marshall.

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 10th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

What are Sun Kisses and Moon Hugs? Find out in Story Time with Kelsey and Therapy Dog Pipsqueak. This story time is dedicated to our friends at Brooke’s Place and anyone who is 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 9th, 2020 in Dog Training Tutorials | No Comments »

It’s time for another Training Tuesday Tutorial! Paws & Think Dog Trainer Michelle Goldner demonstrates how to teach the “sit” and “stay” cues with her dog, Maui, who is a registered therapy dog with Paws & Think. This video is great for anyone who is interested in training their dog, and these cues are prerequisites for our therapy dog training class.

Please consider donating to Paws & Think to help us continue to share these free dog training resources: pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on June 8th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

During this story time, our Volunteer Coordinator Kathy and Paws & Think therapy dog Harriet share a fun-to-hear story called “The Wonky Donkey” written by Craig Smith and illustrated by Katz Cowley. The book is based on a song that Smith wrote after hearing the joke “What do you call a donkey with three legs? A wonky donkey.”

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 5th, 2020 in Organization News | No Comments »

Thank you to Mansfield-King for providing us with an additional 1000 bottles of hand sanitizer to distribute to our program partners. We were able to donate 125 more bottles of hand sanitizer to Brooke’s Place and Camp Healing Tree.


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