Crafting for Canines at Dreams for Kids Holiday for Hope: 12/14/2019

Tricia Sutton Kids 2 Comments

Paw 4 Kids 4 Paws is excited to partner with Dreams for Kids for the Holiday for Hope event on Saturday December 14, 2019. Holiday for Hope is a one of a kind event. It brings together over 1200 homeless and underserved children in the greater Chicago area for a festive holiday celebration. Activities and entertainment will include arts & …

All American Pet Photo Day!

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Each year on July 11 pet owners around the USA celebrate All American Pet Photo Day! Well, maybe they do – maybe they don’t, but Americans certainly take lots of photos of their fur babies! Any day on Facebook, people will do the “post this # photo on your phone” and at least in my experience most of those photos …

We’re officially a Charity!

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Yesterday, I received a great early birthday present: We received our IRS Determination Letter that officially grants us 501(c)(3) status as a tax deductible charity! Granted: July 2, 2018 Effective Date of Exemption: October 17, 2017 DLN: 17053031317008 Copy of the letter: Paws4Kids4Paws-IRS-determination-Letter Once IRS gets its search system working, you will be able to find us in its charity list. We submitted …

ADHD – Is it me or the dog?

Henry Nostrand ADHD, Behavior, Behavior, Dogs, Kids, Square Peg Drivers, Training, Uncategorized 4 Comments

I believe our pets can be mirrors of ourselves. They show us how we interact with the world. If we take the time to look in that mirror it can be quite eye opening. They can teach us about ourselves and challenge us to be better while loving us with all our faults. I am fur-mom to three lovely rescued …

National Take Your Dog to Work Day – 6/22/2018

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Did you know that Friday June 22, 2018 is National Take Your Dog to Work Day? It is observed on the Friday following Father’s Day. Tricia and Elsa are fortunate enough to be able to do that most every day. Maybe you, too, can celebrate at your workplace? This video has some good tips if your workplace isn’t your home:  (I assume …

1st Team Anniversary on National Therapy Animal Day!

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A memory came up on my Facebook feed this morning today, 4/30/2018, about it being 1 year since Elsa and I became a registered Therapy dog team with Pet Partners! What is especially great and fitting about it is that today is National Therapy Animal Day! We studied hard and practiced for our first test as a team and passed with …

Heartworm Prevention for your best friend.

Heartworm Meds: Dogs know their importance … and might help themselves to it!

Tricia Sutton Behavior, Dogs, Health 4 Comments

A Really Expensive Treat! Funny story … at least funny afterwards, fortunately, about Heartworm prevention … Elsa helped herself to a full pack of Heartgard. I thought it was well hidden. She is resourceful and likely was hungry and bored. She dug through a large drawer full of things, passed other bags of dog treats and goodies, selecting a brand …

Harnesses for Dog Powered Sports

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In Tricia Sutton‘s mushing group, Windy City Mushers, they regularly have newer folks asking about harnesses – styles, fitting … She was there not that long ago too. Borrowing a harness a couple times to get a sense of fit and to make sure your dog likes the sport is a good start. You have no guarantee, however, that someone will have …

Young woman holding two dogs, one in each arm.

Launch Day!

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Today, co-founders Tricia Sutton and M Henry Van Nostrand, are pleased to announce the launch of Paws for Kids for Paws. Kids who don’t quite fit in and dogs in shelters and rescues have a lot in common. They both need to belong to and to contribute to their world. Paws for Kids for Paws gives them the opportunity to do just that. With the support of specialized …

What topics interest you?

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Welcome to the new Paws for Kids for Paws Blog. We will be sharing knowledge and having guests and partners share their knowledge here too. As we get started with our new blog, we want to know what topics interest you. If you have guest bloggers / experts you want to suggest, let us know that too. That will help …