Ashleigh and her dog Porky

Meet our New Executive Director!

We are thrilled to announce our new Executive Director, Ashleigh Coster. Ashleigh has over 16 years of nonprofit experience, and we are so excited for what 2023 brings for our organization!

“I am both excited and honored to join Paws & Think as the new Executive Director,” said Ashleigh. “With its rich history in this community and impact being made by incredible volunteers, staff and therapy dogs, I am confident this organization will continue to see success as we move into the future. Through the dedicated work of so many passionate individuals, I’m looking forward to helping maximize impact, further sustainability, and increase awareness through the power of the human-dog connection in this new role.”

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our mission

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

Paws & Think’s programs serve Marion and the surrounding counties, and we have many volunteer opportunities for the busiest of schedules! Whether you are interested in volunteering in a hands-on way with our Youth-Canine or Therapy Dog programs or helping out behind the scenes, your contribution will help us to positively impact both people and dogs in our community.