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Paws and Think, Inc.

Visiting Kindergarten
Paws and Think, Inc. visits kids to help them learn about animals, safety around dogs, what therapy dogs do and the importance of responsible ownership.

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

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
  • For those who have the desire to help but lack the time, consider making a tax-deductible donation to Paws and Think, Inc.

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About Paws and Think, Inc.

Location:

1346 N Delaware St, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202, US

Mission Statement

Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.

Description

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.

Animals
Children & Youth
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Indianapolis and Surrounding CommunitiesCarmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville, AvonPlainfield, Greenwood, Greenfield, ShelbyvilleINDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

(39.77948,-86.17009)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Elder care
  • Crisis Intervention

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We suggest 20 hours per year
  • Youth 12-18 may volunteer with a parent/guardian

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