1346 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Usa
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Our mission Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.

Paws & Think

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Therapy Dog Training & Evaluations Assistance

For these opportunities, you would not bring your dog when volunteering. Assist with the training classes where dogs and their handlers learn the skills needed to become a registered therapy team with Paws & Think. Assist with conducting evaluations where dogs and their handlers are tested on the skills needed to become a registered therapy team with Paws & Think.
  • Monthly
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Therapy Dog Programs

Volunteer with your dog at Paws & Thinkโ€™s partner venues where you will interact with children and adults from all different backgrounds. We also have a need for volunteers without therapy dogs to help as escorts for our Paws to Heal program and as Reading Buddies for our Paws to Read programs.
  • Monthly
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Youth-Canine Programs

Mentor/Coach volunteers are needed to help youth in the program train shelter dogs on basic obedience using positive reinforcement methods. Provide evening care for dogs in our Pawsitive Correction Program. This includes walking, feeding, and playing with the dogs who stay overnight at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center during the week of the program. Help at the craft table at the program graduation. Volunteers put together keepsakes for the youth in the program and assist the youth with making kennel cards for their dogs to display at the shelter to help the dogs get adopted.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

Current Wish List

Every item on our Wishlist helps us continue our mission of improving lives through the power of the human-dog bond. If you have questions or would like to drop off items instead of purchase them through Amazon, please email Kelsey Burton at [email protected] URGENT NEED: Indoor Training Space for our Classes & Evaluations Deluxe Easy Walk Harness, 2 Larges, 2 mediums, 2 medium/large (tweener size) Printing Services (Flyers, Brochures, Business Cards, Posters, New Banner, etc.) Gift Cards for Pet Valu, Pet Supplies Plus, City Dogs Grocery, or Pet People for supplies for Youth-Canine Program Kroger Gift Cards for Hot Dogs and Cheese for training dogs in the Youth-Canine Program $25 Gift Cards for Thank You Gifts to Volunteers and Guest Evaluators (Restaurants, Shops) Stamps (Need Several Sheets and Rolls) NEW books for kids at K-2nd grade reading levels. Squeeze Cheese Pupperoni Sticks Peanut Butter Stuffed, Durable Dog Toys (Our pups go through these quickly.) Hand Sanitize Wipes Non-Splatter Bleach (Lavender Scent Preferred) Printer Ink for Canon PGI-1200XL Black and Color Combo Printer Ink HP 61 Black and Color Combo Printer Ink Canon PGI-225 Black Printer Ink HP64 Black & Color Legal Size #10 Envelopes (No windows) Printer Paper Craft Supplies for Kennel Cards (Sticker/adhesive letters, stickers especially hearts and stars, glue sticks, double sided tape) Scotch Tape Command Damage -Free Hanging Strips-Medium or Large Certificate Paper to Print Youth-Canine Graduation Certificates
  • Wishlist - Amazon, etc
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About us Paws & Think is a non-profit organization focusing on the at-risk community, both human and canine. Our vision is to instill pride and confidence in those we serve. We do this with two proven methods: 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. The second method is our Youthโ€“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 dogโ€™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.
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