Paws & Think is Celebrating 20 Years

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Your contribution to Paws & Think provides life-changing programs to people and dogs in need! Our donors ensure we can evaluate & register even more therapy teams and help at-risk youth learn life skills while finding shelter dogs their forever homes.


Paws & Think is celebrating 20 years of improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection, focusing on the human and canine at-risk communities. As Paws & Think celebrates its 20th Anniversary, our programs continue to connect people with dogs for life-saving and life-changing results. We achieve our mission by creating connections between humans and canines and fostering a supportive community which provides compassion for those who are most vulnerable.

Every day our staff and invaluable volunteers assist youth who are academically or behaviorally challenged, incarcerated, at risk of suicide, or lack a positive self-image. Our programs provide an essential support system for children and adults with physical, emotional, or behavioral disabilities and special needs. Paws & Think believes community advocacy is crucial to supporting the human and canine at-risk populations we serve. Our community partnerships improve the quality of life for all people who can benefit from interacting with the dogs in our programs.

Executive Director Kelsey Burton says, “Throughout the last 2 decades, Paws & Think has been an invaluable asset to our community. We continue to touch the lives of over 55,000 people annually ensuring those who could benefit from a dog gets the opportunity, and every dog fulfills its potential. We thank all of the donors, volunteers, and supporters who enable us to do this life-changing work. We look forward to another 20 years.”