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Paws and Think

Last Update:7/10/2018
Contact:Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
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Address:1346 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
County:Marion
Phone:(317) 520-2729
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Website:www.pawsandthink.org
Mission
Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.
Program Description
Paws & Think is a non-profit organization focusing on the at-risk community, both human and canine. Our vision is to create a community where “every person who would benefit from a dog has the opportunity, and every dog fulfills its potential.” We do this with two proven methods:

1. Animal Assisted Activities/Therapies (aka Pet Therapy): one of training and providing therapy animals for both animal assisted activities and animal assisted therapies to youth, seniors and special needs individuals of all ages.

2. Youth-Canine Programs: The second method is our Youth–Canine Programs that facilitate classes for at-risk youth and teens, helping them to train shelter dogs with positive reinforcement behaviors. The young people learn responsibility, job readiness, anger management, parenting skills, leadership and positive life skills, while at the same time increasing the dog’s chances of adoption because of the basic obedience skills learned.

Pride and confidence are found as a result of both aspects of our vision.

Our Programs Serve:
  • Youths who are academically or behaviorally challenged; incarcerated; at-risk of suicide; pregnant and single; or lack a positive self-image
  • Children and adults with physical, emotional or behavioral disabilities/needs
  • Stray, surrendered or neglected dogs at-risk of euthanasia
We serve at-risk youths, at-risk canines and children and adults with disabilities/special needs in Central Indiana.
We are an all-volunteer, community-based organization. We work in partnership with schools, detention centers, youth agencies, humane societies/shelters and more.
We are committed to research that enhances the benefits of the human-animal connection.
  • The communities in which these groups reside
Financial
Paws & Think, Inc., is a values-driven 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in October 2001.
 
Services
After School Programs
At-Risk Youth
Behavior Health/Therapy
Crisis Intervention
Grief / Loss
Juvenile Justice/Corrections
Serious Emotional Disability
Youth Involvement
Counties Serviced
Boone
Hamilton
Hancock
Hendricks
Johnson
Madison
Marion
Morgan
Shelby
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