Days and Evenings

Paws & Thinking is hoping to grow our therapy teams. A therapy team consists of the owner/handler and his well-mannered dog. All dogs should have solid basic obedience skills. Paws & Think offers therapy skills classes for the handler/dog team, does evaluations for certification, registers and insures our teams. We re-evaluate every two years to assure both dog and handler are maintaining a quality skill level. Many of our teams are Reading Education Assistance Dogs and volunteer in schools and libraries.
Paws & Think does not charge membership fees, but there are fees associated with training programs and evaluations. We also charge for a background check.

Please see our website,, for additional information, orientation dates and locations, and our volunteer application. Contact Kathy Janes if interested at

Pet Training Days: Saturdays 12:15p-2:15p, Wednesdays 6:45p-8:45p

Paws & Think needs volunteers to help with our Pet Therapy training classes, where dogs learn the skills to become registered therapy dogs. Volunteers without dogs are needed at each class to practice different exercises with the dogs and their handlers to prepare them for our Pet Therapy evaluation. No experience is required! You may sign up to volunteer for a single class or for as many as you are available. A waiver must be signed prior to volunteering.

Learn more about this opportunity and sign up here.


About Paws and Think Inc.

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. The first method is training and providing therapy dog teams for both animal assisted activities and animal assisted therapies to youth, seniors and special needs individuals of all ages. This includes Reading Education Assistance Dogs who facilitate learning for young students in low income areas. 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.