Mission: My Angel with Paws is committed to expanding public understanding and knowledge of the needs of children and adults with physical disabilities through the breeding, training, placement and continuing education of service and therapy dogs.
To implement our educational process for puppy raisers/trainers to teach the skills the service dog needs to achieve a successful partnership.
Ensure a smooth transfer between puppy raisers and clients by providing clients with educational visits and partner training.
Develop and empower the relationship between the human partner and their service dog by providing on going support after placement and assisting with new skills as the needs of the clients change.
Provide information and educational services to groups and organizations to expand their knowledge and understanding of service and therapy dogs and how they meet the needs of children and adults living with disabilities in our communities..
At the Peotone fair last year I came across the MAWP booth. I was riding my scooter and went to the booth to see what MAWP had to offer. I was told that due to my mobility issues I could be a candidate for a service dog. I filled out my application and as I am waiting for my "forever" service dog, I have observed training and have shared in a good friends puppy raising responsibilities. The more I have observed this organization the more I would like to be a part of it and those they help. Having MAWP start a Midwest division (where I live) will be so helpful to the many disabled community members. Chris the director and Sarah T have been instrumental in helping my friend and I with training a puppy and answering all our questions and concerns. My story will continue on as I wait for the perfect service dog to meet my specific needs but as I continue to wait others have received their dog and have gained companionship and increased independance. I can't wait!