We love bringing a smile to the faces of those in need!
Thank you for your interest in Paws & Think, a leader in using the Human-Animal Bond to enhance lives in the Indianapolis community. We are currently looking for volunteers in our canine-facilitated therapy programs.
ANIMAL ASSISTED INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
We offer Animal Assisted Activity classes and evaluations, as well as providing liability insurance for our Therapy dog teams. Take your registered therapy dog to interact with children and adults in many settings.
Improve a childs reading and comprehension skills by allowing the child to read to your dog at the library
Assist children through the grieving process in an upbeat, structured program
Help a senior reconnect with the world through the affection of your dog
Provide comfort to patients and visitors in hospital settings and hospice care
For those who have the desire to help but lack the time, consider making a tax-deductible donation to Paws and Think, Inc.
Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.
Our Youth-Canine Programs serve youths who need a "paw up". The youths may be academically or behaviorally challenged, disconnected, lacking a positive self-image, incarcerated, at-risk for suicide, or just searching for something that resonates with them. The life skills they learn help prepare them to be responsible employees, effective parents, leaders, and well-adjusted citizens. The dogs they train, many of which are stray, neglected or abused, also benefit by becoming more adoptable by having basic obedience skills and socialization.
Our Animal Assisted Interaction Programs serve individuals of all ages who benefit from the human-animal bond. For example, we provide visitation and therapeutic programs for: grieving children; children with learning disabilities or developmental delays; adults and children in rehabilitation and convalescent centers, schools, and hospitals; and reading programs to improve literacy and linguistic skills. Paws and Think is an affiliate of Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.). and follows their practices to assure quality interactions between dogs and children.
The Indianapolis community also reaps the benefit of our programs, which are aimed at the prevention and early correction of educational, social and behavioral problems.
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Indianapolis and Surrounding CommunitiesCarmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville, AvonPlainfield, Greenwood, Greenfield, ShelbyvilleINDIANAPOLIS, IN46202