Posted on May 6th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Join us for another Paws to Read story time with Paws & Think therapy dog Finn and his handler Kathi. 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 May 5th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Thanks to your generous donations, we are able to run the Paws & Think Paws to Read Program in 10 schools and 15 public libraries in and around Indianapolis this school year. We served 78 students on a regular basis in our school programs and roughly 1600 children in our library programs. Our Paws to Read Program has a significant impact on the youth who participate in it.

Last year, Paws & Think therapy team Jean and Feathers volunteered on a weekly basis at IPS 46, Daniel Webster Elementary. One of the students they worked with was a selective mute who was very distrusting of strangers. On Jean and Feathers’ first day, the student wouldn’t come more than a few steps into the room. She stood at the door and Jean read a story to Feathers while the student listened from across the room. Each week, the student ventured further into the room until she eventually sat next to Jean and Feathers to read bits and pieces of a book. Even though she had a teaching aid with her throughout the entire process, she was able to gain enough confidence to practice reading out loud by the end of the school year. That student ended up growing three reading levels from the beginning to the end of the year.

Although we’ve had to change our programs due to Covid-19, we are still providing support for these schools and story times three days a week. We need your help to continue this programming. Please donate today for #givingtuesdaynow and help a kid fall in love with reading. pawsandthink.org/donate


Posted on May 4th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Join us for Story Time with our Executive Director Kelsey and therapy dog Pipsqueak as they share another wonderful book!

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 May 1st, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Join us for another Paws to Read Story Time with therapy dog Chloe and her handler Lauren. Thank you to Scholastic for allowing us to read the book “Dog Ku.”

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 April 30th, 2020 in Volunteer News | No Comments »

As we end Volunteer Appreciation Month, we want to send a heartfelt thanks to the best volunteers around. Your willingness to give so much of yourself (and your dogs) makes a difference to so many…over 50,000 people last year, in fact.

You are the backbone of this organization, and we thank you for being the wonderful people (and dos) that you are!


Posted on April 29th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Join Paws & Think therapy dog Grace and her handler Gerry as they read “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst. 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 our therapy dogs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Friday. To support more online stories from Paws & Think, visit our website to donate at pawsandthink.org/donate.


Posted on April 27th, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We hope you’ve been able to get outside and enjoy the Spring weather! Join Paws & Think volunteer team Amy and Momo as they share their top three favorite natural wonders to look for in creek beds as you explore Indiana’s natural areas.

Join us for 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 April 24th, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Join two lovable Labs for Paws to Read Story Time! Board member Lisa, therapy dog Rookie, and therapy dog in training Toby share one of their favorite stories with you, “Not Yet” by Lisa Cox & Lori Hockema. Thank you to Scholastic for letting us share their books.

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 April 23rd, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Our therapy teams sure do miss their friends at Ascension St. Vincent! This special video has been played several times to all the patients and staff at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and is being shared with folks at the Main Hospital, Women’s Hospital, and Seton Specialty Hospital.

We want everyone to know that you are not alone. We are thinking of you and send our love.


Posted on April 22nd, 2020 in Paws to Read Story Time | No Comments »

Join Paws & Think’s Executive Director Kelsey Burton and therapy dog Pipsqueak as they share a story about love and loss. “A Dog Like Jack” by DyAnne DiSalvo is a story about the death of a family’s dog and how the family processes their grief. We are doing this reading for our friends at Brooke’s Place and for anyone experiencing grief. We will be doing more story times for Brooke’s Place on Wednesdays.

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


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