My fiancee and I found my angel with paws through the V.A. and my fiancee was match with ford. Ford is a beautiful 3yr old golden retriever. Thanks to the whole team at m.a.w.p. ford has changed our life so much. My fiancee is a ret. Disable army vet that suffers from nightmares along ptsd and severe balance issues. Thanks to ford the anxiety and dreams are almost gone..ford is such an important part of our life I dont know what we would do without him and the awesome people at M.A.W.P. they dedicate their whole life to these dogs and we are eternally grateful.. thank you so much.
5 years and 7 service dogs in training later, My Angel With Paws is everything I could have hoped for and more. The amount of time and work that goes into each dog and every person is amazing. It is even more amazing that everything is done by volunteers. The volunteers of this organization have the biggest hearts and souls around. My Angel With Paws is a great nonprofit but great doesn't even begin to cover how fantastic MAWP is.
I have been apart of My Angel With Paws since 2009. In that time I have raised 4 dogs (about to start the 5th) for the program. Everyone I have met with volunteering has become like a second family to me. The amount of passion and love that everyone has is absolutely delightful. When I started, I wasn't exactly sure how our saying "Miracles, one angel at a time" worked. Now I fully believe in it. I have seen our dogs help so many people in so many different ways. It is life changing. This organization is truly a great one!
I have been working with MAWP for only 2 months now and have seen some of the amazing things they do. They work hard to care for the dogs they work with but also strive to facilitate their volunteers as best possible. They understand the importance of their volunteers and their knowledge and always attempt to educate further.
From the very first phone call to MAWP, I knew this was the service dog organization I wanted to work with.
They allowed me to go to classes while I was making up my mind whether to apply for a service dog. They always answered questions, and have been helpful and willing to take the time to share their knowledge.
After many months of sitting back and observing, I feel totally comfortable in my decision to apply. Not only that, I have decided to volunteer to help out. This is a top-notch organization with compassionate and dedicated personnel. They strive for excellence in everything they do. They care and it shows.
When my husband and I decided that a service dog may benefit him in his journey with Parkinson's Disease, I started researching. When we made this decision we were all in together on it, no matter which way it turned out. I did my research and sadly found that it takes 2 to 6 years to get a fully trained service dog. It was discouraging because my husband was already 75 years old. We didn't have time to wait. Then, in a Parkinson's Disease journal I found out that My Angel with Paws was presenting at their next monthly meeting. I attended and was extremely impressed by the presentation. I immediately checked out their website, printed the application and sent it off to his neurologist to complete his part. That took awhile of course and a little prodding from me to get him to complete it. As soon as that was done we finished the application and sent it to My Angel with Paws. Then the waiting began. I even considered rescueing a dog and training it myself. Actually on the day we received our approval from My Angel with Paws, we had scheduled to meet a yellow lab that might fit our needs. However, as soon as our approval came from MAWP I knew that was our road to begin this journey. My husband was chosen by a most wonderful dog. Half Labrador and half golden retriever. She was young and not fully trained. MAWP trained me how to train her. To say it was successful is an understatement. She has lived and learned with us now for 1 and 1/2 years. Though my husbands disease is sadly progressing, she learns something new everyday to help him. She just knows, I don't know how but it is beautiful. I know I have said a lot about the dog but there is also something beautiful in the way everyone is treated at MAWP. When we are there we can be comfortable with the fact the my husband has a progressive disease. We are all the same in that everyone there is dealing with problems. No one judges him to be different. We are totally comfortable with them. I know I have to end this so I will by saying a loving thank you to My Angel with Paws for changing our lives.
I have been volunteering for MAWP for 2 and1/2 years and I find the interigity of the people who run it to be impeckable. I always love going out to volunteer, it is like a big family, and we all the opportunity to put in our input. I feel it is a priviledge to help out there.
Getting a service dog is a blessing. If you are disabled and love dogs this is the place to be. This organization breeds and trains dogs to be service dogs. These well-trained dogs offer independence and love. How good it is to have help to do tasks that you can no longer do. These dogs help give confidence to someone who previously had none due to their disability. These people are no longer invisible when in public. They once again have dignity. The volunteers that help raise and train the dogs deserve gratitude for their selfless service since they know the dogs will eventually go to a disabled child or adult. These dogs are anxious to serve the disabled person and all they want in return is love. I have MS and my husband is also severely ill. What a relief to have another living creature physically and mentally help you when you are alone. This wonderful friendly creature is by your side.
I am a volunteer trainer. This is an amazing organization that truly cares about matching a trained service dog to the individual with special needs. It is so wonderful to see a trained dog give their 'all' for the disabled person that the dog has chosen. It is a wonderful feeling to see the bonding between the dog and the person that dog has chosen. It can bring tears to your eyes to see what the comradship that a unit of dog and person can do and mean for one another.
I have been a board member working with My Angel with Paws for several years. This organization provides many services to the community. As a 100% volunteer organization all efforts and funds go directly to the Breeding, Raising, Training and placement of Services Dogs. Help is also given to insure an ideal working relationship with the Partner and Service Dog. This bond goes beyond companionship. People have been able to become active and vital members in the community. Independence boost self esteem, mobility and purpose in life for so many. Marylou Weiner
I am a volunteer and Board Member with My Angel With Paws. This organization is staffed by volunteers and raise and train Service Dogs for people with mobility disabilities. The support that the Service Dog give their Partners is valuable to help them become independent and many times provide confidence they need to fulfill an active life that we all deserve to enjoy. These animals can have a profound impact on quality of life for our clients and their family. For me this is a very important way of contributing to our community. I am very Blessed and gratefut for an opportunity to help others. Marylou Weiner.
I have been a volunteer with My Angel With Paws (MAWP) for about two years now. My role is to make dog therapy visits with my dog at local nursing homes. This is something that I could not have done on my own. MAWP game me and my dog the training and confidence to do this work. They also opened doors for me because of their good reputation in our community.
The leaders of this organization give of themselves generously and tirelessly to train dogs that will make a difference in the lives of people who are in need. Not only do they help the people when the dogs are placed but they also often rescue dogs and give them better lives. Everyone, two legged and four legged, benefits.
I am just in awe of the people who train these dogs for service work and so thankful that I can be involved with this group and make a difference in the lives of others through the therapy work I am doing with my dog.
My experience with My Angel With Paws has been amazing. Last spring I brought a new puppy into our family. My hope and dream with this new dog was to train her to be a therapy dog. I wanted so much to make a difference in the lives of others by taking my dog on visits to places like nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals. I had no idea how to go about this though. As if by design not far from my home I found there was a place that was willing to help my train my dog to do this work. Or should I say train me, because the knowledgeable people who lead the training classes had to start from scratch with me. They have patiently helped me to get my dog to the point where she is now ready to go about her work of brightening the lives of people with her visits and her cute tricks. I can't thank the people at My Angel With Paws enough for helping Skye and me be able to do this work. So not only is this organization placing service dogs but they are impacting the lives of many people in our community by sending therapy dogs out for visits. I am so thankful to have found MAWP and be working with this amazing group.
I am amazed at the dogs and the work that the volunteers and owners put into it. They teach you how to teach, You learn wonderful things. And to see one of your dogs handed over to the person in need is something that will make your heart melt. Everyone does a awesome job in what they do. I am honored to be a part of such a amazing group of people. The caring and time that they put into the dogs and trainers and people in general just warms the heart of any person around them.
I love working with My Angel With Paws. All the people there have a kind heart. We are not a rich group with money but we all give of ourselves, our time. We train Service Dogs for people who need help. And we do events to let the world know we are here. Sometime I just wish we could do more.
I am a puppy raiser for my angle with paws. It is truly amazing to see when a service dog is placed with a person and changes their life completly. They are very dedicated to helping each person.
This organization has made such a difference in the lives of many in the area and around the country. When you see the dogs and people match up, it gives you goose bumps. The people involved are totally committed to the dogs and clients.
They have blessed my family many times over. Giving my son a service dog and allowing me to care for 2 service dogs now and have 2 placed...Thank you MAWP for all you do.
My Angel with Paws has changed my son's life! Never in a million year would I have ever though that he would be up on a stage speaking to people about his disability. He is now always asking which speaking engagement is next. His dog has opened so many doors for him and shown him that he does have a life outside in the community. He now wants to go to college and to educate people about service animals and how they can change peoples lives...Thank you My Angel with Paws!!!
AWGOME GROUP DOING AMAZING THINGS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
I am a high school senior and volunteer for My Angel With Paws. I have been helping train for several months now. Being able to help train dogs that are going to change someones' life around is truely an amazing experience. Know that I was apart of changing the life of someone for the better is the greatest feeling ever. Though my experience with My Angel With Paws I have not only learned about training dogs, but I have learned much about people.
This organization has helped my son discover there is an entire world out there that he can see. His service dog has helped him meet people and make new friends. Before he would never get out of the house or want to leave. Now we can not keep him home. Anthony always want to know what is on the calander for today.
My Angel with Paws has opened these doors for him. All of their volunteers are amazing and are dedicated to their clients and community.