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:
- Attend the Indianapolis walk along the Canal downtown starting at Buggs Temple (337 West 11th Street) between Meridian and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
- 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:
- Click here to visit Paws & Think’s page on the Walking For Dreams website.
- Click Walk For Us at the top right. The dropdown will show all of the teams that are walking for Paws & Think.
- 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.
- Fill in your contact information.
- Create a password for your account.
- Review the terms of service and check to acknowledge that you agree.
- Click Complete Registration.
- Upload a photo to your profile.
- Write a brief biography for your profile – share some information about yourself, your dog, and why you want to support Paws & Think.
- 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.
Could your dog be the next social media sensation? Submit your pup’s best photo to the Paws & Think 15th Anniversary photo contest!
One randomly chosen winner will have their dog’s photo displayed on the Paws & Think website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and in the next edition of the e-newsletter. In addition, the winner will receive a gift package with goodies for both human and canine – including a Paws & Think branded shirt, travel mug, bag, treats, toys, and Frisbee.
Entering is easy!
Visit the contest page online or at the bottom of this article and submit your dog’s photo through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can earn additional contest entries by completing one or more of the following tasks:
- Following Paws & Think on Twitter
- Tweeting with the hashtag #PawsAndThink15
- Visiting the Paws & Think Facebook page
- Visiting the Paws & Think Instagram page
- Subscribing to the Paws & Think YouTube channel
The last day to submit your dog’s photo is Sunday, November 27th, with the winner being announced on Monday, November 28th. So start snapping away! We look forward to seeing your pup’s best pose.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
Location: Talbots at The Fashion Mall at Keystone
Paws & Think dog therapy teams will be there to greet guests and share more about the organization with 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 girl’s night out! Shop for yourself and the dogs win too — that’s an easy reason to buy!
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
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!
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)
Please email Heather Zoellick at email@example.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.
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.
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.
The “Polo on the Prairie” event hosted on August 9th was able to raise $1107 for its hosts – Paws & Think and Every Dog Counts Rescue. The event featured not only a polo match at Indiana’s only polo field, Hickory Hall Polo Club, but also a silent auction, dog adoption and half-time “doggy pageant” contest.
Thanks to all who attended and participated, and to Every Dog Counts Rescue for co-hosting the event!
You’re invited to our next “Yappy Hour” and fundraiser at Noodles & Company in Broad Ripple!
What: Paws and Think “Yappy Hour” and Fundraiser
Where: Noodles & Company: 927 Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis IN 46220 (Map & Directions)
When: Saturday, August 23 from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm
Reason: Our bi-monthly gathering of volunteers, board members, and supporters. Dogs are invited on the patio.
Please come and meet other volunteers and learn about upcoming events and programs. Noodles & Company is being very generous and donating a portion of their sales that day to Paws and Think. The fundraiser will be from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, although we will be there with our dogs from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Enjoy a Noodles & Company meal and beverage, and benefit Paws and Think at the same time. Simply share one of the fliers that we will have at our table on the patio (or download one here) with the staff when you place your order.
The cast and staff of Shrek the Musical at Footlite Musicals would like to invite Paws & Think volunteers to a special Preview Night performance at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 10th. Footlite Musicals “is an all volunteer community theater, so we understand and appreciate the importance of volunteers and their hard work. In an effort to thank you for your efforts with Paws & Think, please join us for this special showing of Shrek the Musical…your tickets are on us!“
Paws and Think Volunteers/ Footlite Musicals Preview Night for Shrek the Musical
Hedback Community Theater, 1847 North Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Map & Directions)
Thursday, July, 10, curtain at 7:30pm
A Paws and Think partnership with Footlite Musicals for the Shrek the Musical performances
An RSVP is not necessary, but if you can send an email to Brad Kupper at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know you will be coming and how many in your party, that would be appreciated.
More Information about Shrek the Musical at Footlite Musicals
Footlite Musicals will open its 2014-2015 season with its Young Adults production of “Shrek, the Musical,“ with performances July 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 at the Hedback Community Theater at 1847 North Alabama Street in Indianapolis.
Curtain time for the Thursday performances is 7:30 p.m. Curtain time for the Friday and Saturday performances is 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees have a 2:30 p.m. curtain.
The Tony Award-nominated musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film of the same name. Written for the stage by David Lindsay-Abaire, with music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Lindsay-Abaire, the musical utilizes characters first created by William Steig.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseeming ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a short temper and over a dozen fairy tale misfits, you have the makings of a wonderful evening of family entertainment. Footlite’s Young Adults production features performers ages 18 to 25.
Produced for Footlite by Amy Douglas and Tim Alan Thompson, “Shrek” is directed by Kathleen Clarke Horrigan and choreographed by Trish Roberds, with vocal direction by Tara Roberds and Scott Fleshood, musical direction by Schuyler Brinson and costume coordination by Curt Pickard. The cast features Ryan England as Shrek, Lauren Russel as Fiona, Antonio King as Donkey and Jonathan Krouse as Lord Farquaard.
Admission for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances is $20 for ages 12 and up and $10 for ages 11 and under. Seats are $10 for the Thursday performances. All seats are reserved, and reservations may be made on-line at Footlite’s website, www.footlite.org. You may also call the Footlite box office at (317) 926-6630.
On Sunday, July 20, before the matinee performance, a special Shrek Breakfast with the Cast will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. Attendees can experience Gingerbread Man decorating, pin the tail on Donkey, visit backstage and more. Three different packages, including tickets to the matinee, are offered. To learn more details about the breakfast and to order a package, visit Footlite’s website.
Besides “Shrek,“ Footlite’s 59th season will include productions of “Cats,” “Mame,” “White Christmas,” “The Story of My Life,” “Hairspray” and “The Who’s Tommy.” Season tickets are currently on sale for $100 each and include all seven productions. Season tickets may be purchased on-line at Footlite’s website, www.footlite.org.
Join us on Sunday, August 4th from 5:00 to 9:00pm at the Milano Inn Italian restaurant for a night benefiting Paws and Think!
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.)
If you plan on coming, please email Jill Thompson at email@example.com 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!