About Paws & Think

Paws and Think, Inc. is a values-driven 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in October of 2001.

Mission Statement:

We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the at-risk community by leveraging the human–animal bond.

Manuel HSVision Statement:

Paws and 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 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: