PAWS With A Cause is celebrating its 40th anniversary and you are invited to join the party at their national headquarters this Saturday from 11 am - 2 pm!

On June 22nd, in Wayland, MI, you can come and learn more about an organization that has been serving communities across the nation for forty years!

The 40th anniversary celebration will have loads of activities spread across their Canine Development Facility, Canine Evaluation Center, PAWS Training Center, and Administrative Building.  Lunch will be served from noon until 1:30 PM and the open house will last until 2 PM.

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog Teams through education and advocacy.

(Samuel and Flash) Courtesy of PAWS With A Cause - Amanda_Urso_Perry
(Samuel and Flash) Courtesy of PAWS With A Cause - Amanda_Urso_Perry

When you are there, you can check out a bunch activities at PAWS' Canine Development Facility!

  • See the inner workings of our cryogenic lab
  • Meet PAWS Client-Dog Teams and hear their stories
  • Speak with a Puppy Raiser and a Mama or Papa Dog Host
  • Sign up to learn more about serving as a PAWS Dog Volunteer
  • See PAWS puppies at different stages of Development
  • Watch a video about raising a puppy and the next stage after turn-in day
  • Shop the latest PAWS merchandise
  • Kid’s Arts and Activity Center provided by Artists Creating Together
(Jasen and Texas) Courtesy of PAWS With A Cause - Brian Kelly
(Jasen and Texas) Courtesy of PAWS With A Cause - Brian Kelly

And then stop on by the Canine Evaluation Center and Administrative Building and check out these activities!

  • See our Veterinary surgery room and speak with the PAWS Vet staff
  • View one of three newly renovated grooming rooms made possible by generous donors through our PAWS To Be Thankful campaign
  • Learn about Purposeful Placements and the PAWS Prison Partners program
  • Quiet room for children with autism and their families
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(Erin and Mork at MSU Gardens) Courtesy of PAWS With A Cause

And finally, PAWS With A Cause will have the following activities at their PAWS Training Center and Administrative Building.

  • See our trainers and dogs in action
  • Experience why and how a PAWS Assistance Dog can help
  • See the customized equipment made for our clients to use with their Assistance Dog
  • Tour our training apartment and watch a training video
  • Sign up to receive door prizes from Chow Hound or PAWS
  • Go back in time with a PAWS history display and video

Learn more about the PAWS With A Cause mission and their 40th Anniversary Celebration at